Paul Childers, 65, of Sikeston, died at 5:26 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Aug. 12, 1939, at Anniston to the late Ed and Joy Collins Childers. He was a truck driver for General Motors Corporation and had formerly served in the Missouri National Guard at Charleston. He was also a member of the Sikeston Eagles Aerie #3319 in Sikeston.
He was first married to Dorothy Pike on April 17, 1966, in East Prairie. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1994. He married Mary "Cindy" Harlow on Nov. 26, 1994, in Sikeston. She survives of the home in Sikeston. Also surviving are four step-sons, Bill Harlow of Collierville, Tenn., Terry Harlow of Las Vegas, Nev., Ed Pike, Jr. of Sikeston, and Danny Pike of Memphis, Tenn.; three step-daughters, Susie Enslow of Lancaster, Calif., Judi Atherton of Dexter, and Bobbi Hadley of Sikeston; three brothers, Michael Childers of Austin, Texas, Jerry Childers of Chaffee, and Tim Childers of Matthews; two sisters, Mary Hamilton of Sikeston and Sue Husk of Cape Girardeau; nine step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Keith Childers; two brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at the Nunnelee Chapel with Rev. Delbert Bishop, pastor of Bement Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.