Jean A. Paul — USAF, Retired
June 12, 1934 – April 2, 2017
Jean A. Paul, 82, of College Station, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at his home. A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday April 10th, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 906 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840. Cremation Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan, TX.
Jean was born on June 12, 1934, in Paris, France. Growing up in Georgia, he was active in the Boy Scouts earning the coveted Eagle Scout rank. He continued to serve in the Boy Scouts as an adult leader.
He attended Texas Tech University, earning his undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in History, before joining the United States Air Force. He also earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
He served as an intelligence officer in the Air Force for twenty-one years, including service as a tactical fighter wing intelligence officer during the Vietnam conflict, a nuclear targeting officer, and foreign military liaison with NATO forces in Norway and with the Minuteman Missile program at Strategic Air Command in Nebraska.
After retiring at the rank of Major, Jean attended Creighton Law School in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating in 1981. He taught History, Political Science, and Business Law at Blinn College, and directed the Paralegal Studies program there.
He was always active in the Episcopal Church, serving as lay reader and encouraging his sons to be acolytes.
He was also active in the Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Programs through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Gile and Eva Haile Paul, and is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elvella Mann Paul and his sister Eva Joy Motti (Mark). He and Elvella have three children: Melissa Paul, John Paul (Lisa), and Peter Paul (Lisa). His grandchildren are David Smestuen, John “Jack” Paul, and Annalise Paul.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Jean Paul may make a donation to St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 906 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840
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