Robert Earl Paul


Robert Earl Paul died Sept. 13, 2021, at the age of 84, at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on Sept. 1, 1937, in Houston, Texas to William Earl Paul and Edna Blackmon Paul.

Robert was raised in Bay Minette, Alabama where he grew up hunting, fishing, playing baseball, and being onery. After school he joined the United States Army and served in the Signal Corps. He was a member of the American Legion. He was a big fan of Alabama Crimson Tide football. As he would say, ROLL TIDE! Robert was a loving, caring, and generous man that would give anything to anyone in need. He had a huge heart and loved his family deeply. He had the best laugh and loved to pick fun.

In addition to his parents, Robert was proceeded in death by his siblings, Mac Houston Paul and Edna Earl Johnson, and his son Robert Earl “Buddy” Paul, Jr.

Robert was survived by his wife of 15 years, Arleta Richey Paul, and his children Brian Keith Paul and fiancée Michelle, Patrick Jay Luey, Jr. and wife Shay, Timothy Lance Shook, and Bobbi Lynn Woodman. Together, Robert and Arleta were blessed to have 12 grandchildren (Cami, Tyler, Ryker, Charley, Jessie, Dominic, Jada, Tiffany, Dana, Celeste, Derrick, and Selena) and five great grandchildren (Kayson, Ella, Avery, Ezmae, and Oliver).

Services were held on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, graveside service followed.

Arrangements are being handled by Moore Funeral Home – Rosewood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.