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Max Paul

July 21, 1940 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 81)

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Max A. Paul, 81 of Overland Park, KS, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Overland Park, KS.

He was born on July 21, 1940 in Oklahoma City, OK. He is the son of Robert Max Paul and Opal Irene Brewer. Max grew up in Oklahoma City where he played football, basketball and baseball into high school and graduated from Classen High School with the class of 1958. He then went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Central State University (now University of Central Oklahoma) in 1963. In 1993 Max also earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Occupational Safety.

On September 5, 1964, Max was united in marriage to Carolyn Baker in Oklahoma City, OK. They shared over 57 years of loving marriage.

Max served his country in the Air Force Reserves from 1963 to 1969. Max worked in sales for the majority of his career. He started his sales career with Coca-Cola, moving his family to many states before returning to his home town, Oklahoma City to work for Pitney Bowes. He and his wife Carol, moved to Overland Park, KS in 1993 to be closer to their lake house at the Lake of the Ozarks where they spent many long memory filled weekends. 

Max was an avid sports fan and always had a game on. He was especially fond of his Oklahoma Sooners, especially the football team, but if the Sooners had a sporting event Max knew about it and was cheering them on. Some of Max’s favorite life memories were watching his sons play baseball. Max coached them for many years but really loved the years when the boys were in High School. Baseball was his sport that he loved the most. Max was very involved in the Home Run Club for the Midwest City Bombers where both his boys attended and played. He was very proud of their accomplishments and successes playing the sport he loved. His daughter even was the bat girl for the Bombers when she was in high school. He was just as proud of his daughter who even received a scholarship to the University of Kansas as the equipment manager for the Jayhawks baseball team. He was very proud of all his kids and he rarely missed a game.  

Max is a member of The Church of Ascension Catholic Church, Overland Park, KS. 

He is survived by his wife, Carol Paul, of Overland Park, KS; his two sons, Mark Paul and his wife, Jan, of Overland Park, KS, Greg Paul and his wife, Rocio, of Overland Park, KS; a daughter, Ann Beckmann and her husband, Tony, of St. Louis, MO; and seven amazing grandchildren, Carson Paul, Sidney Paul, Luke Beckmann, Tommy Beckmann, Maggie Beckmann, Alexander Paul, and Robbie Paul.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Friday, June 24, 2022 at St Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, MO. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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