Paul Vernon Northcutt of Pacific, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by his family, on September 24, 2019 at 4:25 AM, having reached the age of seventy-two years, ten months and eighteen days. Paul was born in Valley Park, MO, on November 6, 1946, son of William Lee Northcutt, Sr. and Mabel Lee Northcutt nee Barns. In 1975 he met and married the love of his life, Juanita Crabtree nee Huckstep. They were married on July 5, 1975 and were blessed to share 44 years together. Juanita had two children, Rhonda and Rodney. Paul loved them as his own.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita, of their home, his children, Rhonda Shrimpton and her husband Jim, of Kearney, MO, Rodney Crabtree and his wife Stephanie, of Union, MO, five grandsons, Sean Shrimpton, and his wife, Leslie, of Ottawa, KS, Christopher Crabtree, of Sullivan, MO, Bradley Shrimpton, and his wife, Ashley, of Overland Park, KS, Daniel Crabtree, and his wife, Kelly, of Washington, Mo, and Matthew Crabtree of Villa Ridge, MO, Three brothers, Buddy Northcutt, his wife, Frankie, of St. Clair, MO, Everett Northcutt, his wife, Jan, of Largo, Fl., Johnny Northcutt, of Las Vegas, NV, 2 sisters in law, Eleanor Abernathy, of Festus, MO, and Linda Northcutt, of Fenton, MO and nine great grandchildren, nieces, nephews great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, William, Sr. and Mabel Northcutt, by two brothers, George Northcutt and William L. Northcutt, Jr., known to all as Billy, and by two sisters, Dorothy Jean Holbrook, known to all as Jean, and Virginia I. Northcutt.
Paul had a strong relationship with Jesus and was saved in the Baptist Church but attended The Assembly of God Church in Pacific, MO up until a few weeks ago. Paul attended school in Valley Park, MO until the move to St. Clair, MO. At the age of 17 he had a tragic accident that put him in a coma. After recovering from his accident, he joined the Navy on August 31, 1964 at 17 years of age. He was stationed in Hawaii and Vietnam on a ship during the Vietnam War and received his honorable discharge on November 6, 1967 after 4 years of service. During his working years he was employed at Chrysler Daimler Corporation in Fenton, MO, retiring after twenty-four years with the company in 2006. He was also a member and retiree of the United Auto Workers, Local 110 of Fenton, MO. Paul had lived an active life and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially going camping and fishing with his family at Truman Lake in Warsaw, MO. He was always busy and liked to tinker around in his shop and do wood working projects. He was a home body and family man at heart and was happiest when he was with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. In recent years, he passed the time playing Hearts on his laptop.
Paul will be missed tremendously by his family and all who loved him. Time canít go fast enough to be with him again. But we know he is with Jesus now and not in any more pain. Until then, we love you, Paul!
Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 30, 2019, at Russell colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Harold Harrison officiating. Interment with full military honors was held in Brush Creek Cemetery, Gray Summit, MO. Memorials may be made to St. Judeís Childrenís Research Hospital.