Huntsman, Jr., Paul Lester

Visitation:
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 AM

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

Service:
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM

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

Interment:
1:30 PM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family.



Obituary
OBITUARY

Paul Lester Huntsman, Jr. of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on September 15, 2014, having reached the age of sixty-five years, six months and twenty-five days. Paul was born in East Liverpool, OH, on February 20, 1949, son of Paul Lester Huntsman, Sr. and Thelma Lucille Huntsman nee Nanney. On January 3, 1983, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Carol Burks and they were blessed to have two sons.

Paul is survived by his wife, Lorraine Huntsman of St. Clair; by his sons, Douglas Huntsman and companion, Jesse Wilson of Union, MO and Daniel Burks of Union, MO; by two grandchildren, Eathan and Adin Hustsman both of Union; by his mother, Thelma Nanney of Marble Hill, MO; by his mother-in-law, Nellie Burks of Union, MO; by one sister, Sandy Huntsman of St. Ann;, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Paul L. Huntsman, Sr.; and by two brothers, Donald Huntsman and Carl Huntsman.

Paul was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith, believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, entering on April 27, 1967 and receiving his discharge on April 9, 1970. He was honored to have received a Purple Heart, a National Defense Service Medal, a Parachute Badge and a Vietnam Compaign Medal. Although his war wounds did not allow Paul to pursue a career, he had enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed the companionship of his little Chihuahua dogs, Rusty and Dusty, who were always at his side. Watching sports on television was another of his favorite pastimes. Nothing made Paul happier than the time he spent with his family and many wonderful memories were created.

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

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with Elder Larry Johnson officiating. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.