Paul Anthony Gaubatz, 84, a resident of Elberta, Ala., passed away Thursday, Aug. 26.
Paul was a barber for 66 years – 64 were in Foley, Ala., where he opened Paul’s Barber Shop in 1989. Paul was an avid outdoorsman and loved playing cards and gardening. Everybody that knew him, loved him. He never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Gaubatz; parents, Fred and Lillian Gaubatz and four brothers, Fred, Jr., Joe, Richard, and Jerry.
He is survived by his daughter, Paula Gaubatz of Foley; sons, Tony (Donna) Gaubatz of Elberta, and Michael Paul Gaubatz of Jeffersonville, Ind.; sister, Lillian Bird of Michigan; two brothers, Edward Gaubatz of Indiana and Bob Gaubatz of Rocky Mount, Va.; grandsons, Joseph (Gina) Gaubatz, David (Summer) Gaubatz; granddaughters, Julie (Joey) Koptis, Eban (Ben) Gaubatz, and Reci Gaubatz; great-grandchildren, Brock Koptis, Sierra Koptis, Isabelle Gaubatz, Blake Gaubatz, Addison Gaubatz, Lou Dean, Adley Gaubatz, and Lillian Evangeline Greer; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. Followed by a fish fry in the town park adjacent to the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. 2551 South McKenzie Street, Foley, 36535. 251-943-2391. www.wolfefuneralhomes.com.