Paul Haley Christopher

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Paul Haley Christopher, 89, of Chalk Bluff, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Celebration of Life: 2PM Sunday, May 21 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream of the service

Paul graduated from high school in Big Sandy, Tennessee, and attended business college in Jackson, Tennessee. He served in the army for six years and has worked at various jobs throughout his life. He owned and operated Christopher Motors in the 70’s , partnered and ran Golden Mobile Homes in Waco. He spent most of his working life in sales. You might have bought a life insurance policy, car, truck, or mobile home from him. Paul was top salesman for Bird-Kultgen Ford for eleven years before retiring in 1996. Unfortunately, a good portion of his life’s earnings were left at various horse race tracks and casinos.

Paul is preceded in death by parents, George Curtis Christopher and Annie Merle Christopher Beaton of Big Sandy, Tennessee; four brothers who were WWII veterans, and four sisters.

He is survived by daughter, Linda Corin Timbes and husband Bill of Jackson, Tennessee; son, Mark Christopher and wife Connie Kremser of Palm Harbor, Florida; daughter, Carmen Young and husband Steve of Waco; seven grandchildren, Karley and husband Bate Bond, Carmen and husband Chris Carroll, Erica and husband Kyle Spivey, Paige Christopher, Kelsey Christopher, Naomi Christopher, Matthew Young and fiancé Kate Blevins; nine great grandchildren, Lyla, Drake, Piper, John William,Elizabeth, Henry, Molly Gordon, Abigail, and Graham; sister, Frances Heitman of Olive Branch, Mississippi; and many nieces and nephews scattered all over the nation.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Randy & Denise (Niles) Ragsdale

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Christopher family during this time. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and provide comfort. Hold tight to your wonderful memories and let them put a smile on your face.

  2. Connie Combs and sons, Byron & David

    Gonna miss my neighbor, Paul Christopher ! Many memories of my mom & dad Paul & Carman My sons & Carman & their other friends spent a lot of time in the Summer months playing in the Brazos River. Paul always had a small garden and I’m gonna miss those tomatoes he would share with us. I have pictures of my parents 50th wedding anniversary because of Paul. So many memories! I pray condolences, peace, mercy, & grace over all the family & friends now and for the coming days.

    • All of you guys are my extended family, I hope you will always know that. I am truly grateful that Dad had you all for neighbors thru all of these years. I am truly grateful to each of you for always being there for him for anything, and here lately for the many many emergencies and ER trips that were occurring. But most of all, I want to acknowledge, David, your so giving son, for EVERYTHING that he did for Dad. Daddy said he thought of David as a son, and he loved him very much, I don’t think David has any idea just how much he loved him. I know how grateful he was for him. I can never repay David for the care and respect and love he has shown our daddy. We are blessed to ALL of you in our lives.

  3. Karen Lipford

    I am so very sorry for your loss Carmen and Mark. Extremely sorry. I loved Uncle Paul all my life. He was the coolest guy to me. ( and handsome) He always made me laugh and I treasured all the times we were able to be together in person as well as talk on the phone. My last visit with my Mom and Kent, we had the absolute best time playing non-stop ROOK siblings against siblings. We laughed so much and enjoyed our time with hearing all the interesting stories. Uncle Paul always was a good story teller!!! He showed us his collections of history and newspapers which was a treat too! Loved hearing about D.B. Cooper!!!! Kent and I had fun cooking breakfast for Uncle Paul and Mom listening to their sibling banter!! and what a tomato grower! so generous and kind, even thought he had a temper at times….I just loved his personality. Don’t forget his CAR!!! She was part of the family too! You haven’t lived till you rode in that car with Uncle Paul driving !! It was simply a great trip that I will treasure. I always looked forward to seeing him no matter the occasion. He really loved his family deeply and was extremely proud of each and every one of you. He would use the word OUTSANDING to describe yall when telling us any news. He always treated me and my family with love. He will be truly missed. My heart is broken. I know yall’s is too. Please don’t forget how much we love yall.,,,,,,#alwaysfamilyforever! We love you very much. I’m so sorry. your cousin, Karen

    • Thank you Karen! Yes, he was all of those wonderful things and more. My heart is breaking, but I know he is up there with his momma and is at peace. I miss him already so much. My heart is sooooooooooo heavy. Yes, he loved “Gertrude” his beloved Car! And Yes, riding with him was an adventure, hence, why I started driving him around myself, LOL. Thank you for your kinds words and I know how much you loved my sweet sweet daddy.

  4. Prayers for Chris’s family. My husband (Paul Morcom) was friends with him for many years. They shared birthdays. Lots of memories were shared.

    • Thank you Linda! Yes, I remember Paul very well. Fascinating man, “the inventor” –he was one of dad’s best friends” He spoke so highly of him and loved Paul. I appreciate your condolences. God Bless!

  5. Gordon Christopher

    To all of Uncle Paul’s immediate family, I offer my sincere condolences. A good man that will be missed by everyone that was a part of his life. I enjoyed whenever I was in his presence, to listen to his stories and his laughter. He was truly loved by everyone. I remember in the early eighties I was in the Waco area and called him on the phone and he invited me to come and spend the night and he fed me and we talked and had a good visit. I will never forget that, I hate that I didn’t get to see him the last time he was here in Tn, nobody let me know he was here but I will miss him as will everyone that knew him.

    • Thank you Gordon! yes, he was loved by so many and we know that the family in TN loved him as much as we did. We will be bringing him home to Big Sandy soon to be placed next to Grandma Merle. He is at peace. Our hearts are so heavy and we miss him so much already. Thank you for your kind words. God Bless!

  6. Tonja Norwood

    Carmen, may God bless you and your family with precious memories of your dear daddy and a peace that passes all understanding during this very difficult time. Our hearts ached for your family as we walked the ICU hallway. May God give you strength in the days and weeks to come. Our family will be praying for yours.

    The McMillan Family
    Pat, Cindy, and Tonja

    • Thank you Tonja. Yes, we have been thinking about you as well. So sorry that you and your family lost Mac, we were all feeling the same sadness in the ICU. God Bless you and all of your family as you lay him to peace. I know the visitation this evening for him will help you find comfort. God Bless your family.

  7. Anna Lee Milligan-McLane

    Heartfelt condolences to Paul ‘s family.
    May God give you the strength to cope with the challenges of e every day life without someone you so dearly loved. May He comfort you with memories that were made along life’s journey.
    It was such a comfort to me just to know that he was just a ‘phone call away. We talked about family, old memories, present day concerns. Etc. Our last conversation was pertaining to planning a perhaps a last trip to Tennessee this year. Alas, it was not to be
    I will missour very own ” (Colonel Saunders)”

    GOD Bless his soul.
    GOD’S Blessings to. 🙏 🙏 🙏 💘

    • Anna Lee, God Bless you for sending this message. I had been thinking of you this week as well. We are at peace, and daddy had a wonderful service, I hope you were able to live stream it. We are so grateful to you as he loved you so much and spoke of you all the time. Yes, he told me about the trip that he wished he could have made back there this year. His poor body just gave out on him. He was such a sweet soul and we will miss him very much. Thank you for your kind words.

  8. Anna Lee Milligan-McLane

    GOD Bless you and yours.
    Thank you for taking the time to respond especially so promptly in your time of grief and taking care of arrangements. You must be so exhausted. Hope you can take the time to take care of you. Prayers , Peace, and Love

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