Carron, Paul Raymond

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

12:30 PM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Parkway Church of the Nazarene in St. Clair, MO


Paul Raymond Carron of Union, MO, departed this life in St. Clair, MO, on May 19, 2018, having reached the age of ninety-three years, six months and five days. Paul was born in Clement, MO, on November 14, 1924, son of John Kirby Carron and Ida Myrtle Carron nee Becker. On May 26, 1950, he was united in marriage to Virginia Louise Thompson and four sons came to bless this union.

Paul is survived by three sons, Douglas Carron and wife, Myongcha, of Fayetteville, NC, William Kim Carron, known to most as Kim, of Bourbon, MO and Keith Carron and wife, Rebecca. of Centennial, WY; by five grandchildren, Michelle Taylor and husband, Josh, David Carron, Thomas Carron, DVM Stacey Carron and Andy Carron; by his granddaughter-in-law, Susan Carron; by four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ida Carron; by his wife, Virginia Carron; by one son, John Carron; by one grandson, Major Paul Carron, and by two sisters, Ethel Carron and Patsy Graham.

Paul was Christian and long time member of the Parkway Church of the Nazarene. He had been a very active member of the church as long as his health allowed. He was proud to have served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps, entering September 13, 1943 and his receiving his final discharge on November 1, 1945. He was a retiree of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Workers, Local 46 of St. Louis, MO. Paul loved rural living and spending time outdoors. Fishing and hunting were favorite hobbies, especially when his sons went with him. Going on camping trips with his family always created some wonderful memories. After his retirement, he and Virginia had enjoyed traveling. He cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren, as each of them was special to him.

A sweet and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Chester Kneir and the Rev. Andrew Barnette officiating. Interment with full military honors was at 12:30 PM in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to Parkway Church of the Nazarene, St. Clair, MO.