Joseph Paul Kiker

September 10, 1940, September 06, 2019

Paul Kiker

Joseph Paul Kiker, 78, of Spring, died Friday, September 6, 2019. He was born on September 10, 1940, to Ferrell Wingate Kiker and C.A. “Red” Kiker on Burrell-Wingate Road in Fannett.

Paul graduated from Fannett High School and later from Texas A&M. He had a long professional career in the ag credit, ag chemical, ag trailer-transport and trucking businesses. Paul enjoyed serving in the prison ministry through St. Edward’s Church, Spring and completing woodworking projects, but his main loves were his family and his church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 14512, serving as Lecturer. Paul was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joyce Ann Royer Kiker of Spring; sons, Aaron Kiker and his wife, Allison, of Spring; Scott Mullarky and his wife, Caitlin, of Madison, WI; and daughter Martha Campbell and her husband James, of Spring; grandchildren, Reese, Heath and Hannah Kiker; Cole (Christi) and Craig Campbell; and Cora, Ada and Cedric Mullarky; brothers Charles (Beverly) of Winnie, Arthur “Buzz” (Dorothy) and Homer (Anita) of Fannett; John (Kay) of Hempstead and sister Kathy Settle of Mertzon as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Rosary and gathering of Mr. Kiker’s family and friends will be on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Edward's Church, 2601 Spring Stuebner Road, in Spring. Later that same day, another gathering of Mr. Kiker’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9894 Gilbert Road, Fannett, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Wheelchair Mission, 2600 East Seltice Way #A172, Post Falls, ID 83854; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123; or to a charity of your choice.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Rosary
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Mary Catholic Church
9894 Gilbert Road Beaumont, TX 77705
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Interment
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (15)

  • Nate Yough

    13 September 2019 at 11:42 | #

    I had the great pleasure of being Paul and Joyce’s next door neighbor for 20 years. Paul was such a great patient and caring man to take time to help with anything we ever seemed to get ourselves in. His stories of growing up, helping FFA and 4h kids and his family were always a blessing to listen to.. Mr. Paul you will truly be missed. Joyce and family Christina and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

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  • Danny & Patti VonFeldt

    12 September 2019 at 00:58 | #

    Uncle Paul was one of my favorite Texas Uncles ever. He was always calm and never said a bad word about anyone. He will be missed tremendously! Love to Aunt Joyce and all the family.

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  • Lucille & Jeffery Leger

    11 September 2019 at 00:10 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!

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  • Kay Lewis Seamayer

    10 September 2019 at 15:19 | #

    To all the Kiker family....sorry for your loss....I remember Paul being drum major of the band....some of the best and most fun memories in life. The whole Kiker family was such a big part of our life in Fannett. Remembering Paul with joyous heart. Love and prayers to all the Kiker family.

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  • Pud Stafford Crozier

    10 September 2019 at 14:51 | #

    Joyce, brothers and sister Kathy. Paul and all of you are friends of a lifetime. I know he will be truly missed. God bless all of you and I love you all.

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  • Norma (Aubey) Lewis

    09 September 2019 at 15:58 | #

    Dear Joyce, Kathy, Charles, Buzz, Homer, and J.W. I was very sorry to learn of the death of your loved one, Paul. Please know that I am praying for the peaceful and eternal rest of Paul's soul in Heaven with God and with Paul's loved ones that have reached Heaven before him. I also am praying that God will give all of you and your families the grace and strength you need to bear your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the many cherished memories you must certainly have of Paul. Sincerely, Norma (Aubey) Lewis

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  • Pierre and Brenda Lege'

    09 September 2019 at 15:07 | #

    Joyce and family, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Paul was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him.. Just know that he is now with our dear Father and is looking down on all of you. You and the entire family remain in our prayers through this hard time.. Rest in peace, Paul.
    Joyce, wecare

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  • Carl Burrell

    08 September 2019 at 21:36 | #

    My brothers, Obie and Billy and I ran on the mile relay with Paul in high school in Fannett. Always was laughing and cutting up. So sorry to hear of his passing.

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  • Carolyn and Allen Cole

    08 September 2019 at 20:04 | #

    We have great memories of working with and for Paul back in the 70's in Greenville, Tx.. He was a good boss and always looked for the good in people. Thank you Aaron for calling us with this sad news. Please know that we have all of Paul's family in our prayers. God Bless.

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  • RICHARD CROWE

    08 September 2019 at 19:28 | #

    I met Paul my freshman year at Texas A&M, it was known then as The Agricultural & Mechanic Collage of Texas. I will never forget how kind and friendly Paul was to me. That First Thanksgiving, Paul invited me to his folks home for the Holidays. Being from New York I didn't get home only at Christmas and the end of the college year. While at his parents we went out to the irrigations canals. I saw this big snake. Paul said it was a Cotton Mouth, which was poisonous and they traveled in pairs. I wanted nothing to do with them as strongly suggested we get out of there before it's pal showed up. I met Paul in Cortland, New York for dinner on one of this business trips an renewed our friendship. He was a great guy and I will not forget him. Best to all his family in this sad occasion. Dick Crowe ( The ___ Yankee)

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  • Anna Machalek

    08 September 2019 at 18:15 | #

    I only knew Paul for a few years but he and Joyce were dear friends. I will miss him. I learned he liked doing woodworking so to my rescue he came. My husband was making a trunk before he got sick so he was never able to hook the lid to the trunk. I asked Paul if he would look at it and fix it. Wow! He and Joyce went overboard and not only fixed the lid but stained it and pub all kinds of gold trim on it. I can't think them enough. He was there to help me when my car had a problem. Senior Saints will not be the same without him sitting in front of Cecil and me playing BINGO. I love you Paul
    Your friend Anna.

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  • Gary and Regina

    08 September 2019 at 17:31 | #

    All our prayers and love to this sweet family. We share your grief and rejoice in knowing he is at rest. We will remember Uncle Paul as a kind soul.

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  • Wendy Jason Autumn Sylva

    08 September 2019 at 15:50 | #

    We love you all so much my heart is with you all
    Wish we could be there...love you all prayers to all
    God Bless ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Rob and Bertha Briggs

    08 September 2019 at 00:03 | #

    Paul was a good pal, a good friend, a good story teller and a man of God. Peace be to Paul and to Joyce.

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  • Martha Quibodeaux

    07 September 2019 at 23:59 | #

    My prayers are with Joyce and Paul's entire family. My husband, Gilbert, graduated with Paul from Fannett High School and he is waiting for Paul as he walks through those gates in Heaven.

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