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Yokum, Paul Warren

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October 30, 1951 - August 22, 2015

Yokum, Paul Warren

What man is a man who does not make the world better? 

Paul Warren Yokum  died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 8:45pm in the home of his daughter surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born in Dallas, Texas, October 30, 1951, to parents James and Virginia (Culpepper) Yokum. He was the second born of five children. He had four daughters, and eight grandchildren. Known by everyone as “Papi”, he never met a stranger. His generosity and fun-loving spirit were his best qualities. His life was full of laughter, love, and service to others. He spent much of his time in Red Oak with his best friends gardening, playing music, cooking, watching football, and having parties. He loved life and made it fun for all those around him. Papi truly was a kid at heart and always knew how to make you smile, no matter what the circumstance.

Nearly 2 years ago, he was so sick, the doctors said he had just 3 more months to live. His daughters refused the diagnosis and nursed him back to health through a change of diet, essential oils and other natural remedies. Their treatments gave him over a year and a half longer to live – with a good quality of life during that time.

Papi believed to live everyday like it was your last. He cherished every moment and taught his family and friends to do the same and to always laugh. He made the world a better place and will be missed dearly by everyone he knew.

Papi will be forever loved.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, August 25th, 2 pm, Calvary Hill Cemetery, 3235 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220.


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Teresa Landry Young

August 19, 2019 9:37AM

I was trying to find Patricia and googled Paul ..I’m so sorry Paul was the sweetest guy and I spent a lot of time at there family house on Windchime then they moved and I lost touch as I got married and started working at the bank and with a young daughter was so occupied. I always would wonder where everyone was and hate Paul’s life was cut short but as my brothers were even shorter it’s never a right time.. If Pat is still around I hope you email me🙏🏻Prayers for all and God bless🙏🏻

Pat Keller

August 29, 2015 8:20AM

My condolences to the Yoakum family on the loss of Paul. A former classmate at Bishop Dunne, Paul is someone you could never forget. He was blessed with a beautiful family. May he rest in peace in the hands of Our Lord and may God bless all his family and friends mourning his loss.

Stephen Young

August 26, 2015 6:55PM

I fondly remember the times Paul and I would ride together to go to the men's fellowship breakfast at Romans VIII Ministries. We had really good discussions about the Bible but we also had some good discussions about just enjoying life. I will look forward to seeing him again.

Gayla Mitchell

August 26, 2015 12:04AM

I am so sad to hear of Paul's passing. He was my friend in high school. Although I went to Kimball, he and Bob Ramsey were my friends and we frequently did things together. I have so many fun and hilarious memories of Paul. He always kept me laughing. I did find him on facebook and we were able to reconnect. My thoughts a prayers go out to the family. He was a great person.

Jennifer, Elisa, Justis, baby shane, Johnny, Francis, Robert Box

August 25, 2015 9:33PM

Our sincere condolences to the Yokum family.we have, many memories of Paul he was like a second dad to me. He would always tell stories, and, at the end there would be a lesson out of it. He had a great sense of humor and will truly be missed!Heaven is blessed with another angel!

David & Linda Henderson

August 25, 2015 6:55PM

Soar high my friend, like an eagle.

Ed Senter

August 25, 2015 6:20PM

So sorry about Paul. Glad to hear his last days were pleasant. Paul was 3 years ahead of me at Bishop Dunne, but I mainly knew Paul through his brother Vince when we worked together. He always carried a smile.

Doris Zmolik Wade

August 25, 2015 7:33AM

To Paul's family so sorry about Paul I lived at he other end of Windchime all of the kids used to come over and swim all the time. I remember how he used to make us all laugh a very fun person to be around .It sounds like he kept it up all this time.I was able to find Paul a few years ago.We talk forever on the phone. It was nice to catch up on the past. We talk about family a lot. So I know his family was very special to him.
RIP Paul I will never forget you and your family growing up in Oak Cliff. Doris Wade