Leonard "Sonny" Paul

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Graveside Service for Leonard "Sonny" Paul, 78 of Spiro, Oklahoma will be at 9:00am on Monday, June 3, 2024 at Miner's Cemetery in McCurtain, Oklahoma with James Dill officiating. Burial will follow at Miners Cemetery in McCurtain, Oklahoma under the direction of Grace Funeral Service of Poteau, Oklahoma.

Sonny was born on March 30, 1946 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Alice (Barnett) Paul and Phillip Paul and passed away on May 27, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his Parents; and sister Mary Shelton.

Survivors include his daughters Tanya Michles of Riverside, CA, Tina Paul of Jurupa Valley, CA, Tamara Dedmon of Bloomington, Ca, Terri Hart and husband Daniel of Taylor, TX; Son Tony Paul of Watford City, ND; grandchildren Jena Michles of Riverside, CA, Chad Michles of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, William Patterson of Spiro, OK, Katrina Martinez of Highland, CA.,  Makayla and Kaleb Dedmon of Bloomington, CA, Rebecca and Joshua Hart of Taylor, TX; great grandchildren Nelayna Guiterrez of Murrieta, CA, Joshua, Kendra, Jade, and Kamille Martinez all of Highland, CA; Sisters Nancy Poor and husband Lanny of Heavener, OK, Helen Davidson of Poteau, OK; Brother Larry Paul of Fort Smith, AR

Born as Leonard Phillip Paul, it was his father that nicknamed him "Sonny Boy' and then later "Sonny Man". Sonny is the name that stayed with him throughout his life. Those that knew and loved him, knew Sonny Paul, rather than Leonard.

Sonny was raised in McCurtain, OK and served in the United States Air Force. After an honorable discharge, he later became a certified welder. Sonny spent most of his working career employed with Los Angeles County California until his retirement.

Sonny enjoyed target shooting and was a collector of watches, jewelry, pocket knives, and ball point pens. He made his home in Spiro, OK in the latter part of his life. Sonny was a proud father of five children, and the happy Grandfather of eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. If you knew Sonny, you knew that his love was genuine and so was his Christian Faith.

Pallbearers will be Randy Paul, Keith Paul, Loyd Nixon, Larry Nixon, Don Crockett, and William Patterson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be James Dill, and Rickey Paul.

You may leave an online message at www.gracemanorfh.com.

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