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Phillip Kent Paul, 79, Kokomo, passed away at 8:28 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. He was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Tipton, to John H. and Mary Elizabeth (Myers) Paul.
Phillip graduated from Kokomo High School in 1956, and following high school, worked for Omar Bakery, in Kokomo, for four years as a fleet mechanic. He went on to work for Continental Steel for six years and then at Chrysler Casting Plant for 33 years as a fork truck mechanic before retiring in 1999. He also served in the Indiana Army National Guard for eight years as a tank mechanic. Phillip enjoyed gardening and doing carpentry work for his family. He was a car enthusiast and loved attending car shows and had restored several cars. In his younger years, he drag raced at Bunker Hill Drag Strip and later in life, raced quarter midgets, go carts and mini sprints with his son for many years.
He is survived by his son, Jason Kent (Amanda) Paul, Russiaville; daughter, Krystal K. Coombs, Kokomo; grandson, Zander Kent Paul, Russiaville; brothers, Martin W. (Linda) Paul, Kokomo, Jon D. (Susie) Paul, North Carolina, and Don Q. (Kathy) Paul, Kokomo; sister, Zocletta (Ed) Guest, North Carolina; companion, Linda Ellmore, Kokomo; and former wife and mother of his children, Joyce E. Clarkson, Kokomo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Phillip will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Steve Cole officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful, caring staff at Wellbrooke for their professionalism and tremendous care of Phillip. Memorial contributions may be made in Phillip's memory to the Kokomo Humane Society. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on October 28, 2017
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