Paul A. Dees, son of the late Rev. Phillip Arthur and Josie Gertrude Myers Dees, was born in Perkins, Mo. on July 6, 1937, and died at the Heritage Gardens of Senath Nursing Home in Senath, Mo. on June 27, 2012, at the age of 74.
He had lived all his life in Dexter, Mo. He was a member of the Gospel Assembly of God Church and the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are three sons and spouses, Brad and Samantha Dees and Corey Dees, all of Dexter, Mo., and Kenneth and Donna Dees of Eldorado, Ill.; six grandchildren, Jamie Dees, Alicia Dees, Tayla Dees, Logan Dees, Clair Comfort and Wyatt Comfort; one sister and spouse, Virginia and Billy Summers of Dexter, Mo. Other family and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by one son, Steven Dees, one brother, Tommy Dees; and two sisters, Eunice Busby and Ruth Ann Scott.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012, after 9:30 a.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Memorial funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Mo. with the Rev. Josh Hester of Dudley and Marion Fields of Dexter, Mo. officiating.
Interment will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with full military honors.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.