Paul Daniel Willis, Sr.

April 18, 1952 - August 02, 2020

Paul Willis, Sr.

Paul Daniel Willis, 68, of Kountze, died Sunday, August 2, 2020.  He was born on April 18, 1952, in Sour Lake, to Mary Watson Willis and James B. Willis.

Paul graduated from Hardin Jefferson High School in 1970.  He worked on numerous cattle ranches in in South East Texas, HB Willis Ranch in Nome; 7L Ranch, P Cross Ranch, and Boyt Rach, all in Devers; Butler and Son Rodeo Company in Oklahoma; and Paul made many trips to Larry Klingers ranch in Round Up, Montana. 

Paul had numerous electrical certificates from San Jacinto Junior College, and he retired from Beaumont Independent School District as an electrician in 2007.  He was a lifetime member of the YMBL and a longtime member of the Houston Go Texan.  Paul was also a master mason of Pine Lodge #642, A.F. & A.M. in Kountze. Paul was a member of Honey Island Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his sons, Thomas Willis and his wife, Resha, of Buna and Daniel Willis of Houston; foster son, Wesley Coleman of Lumberton; granddaughter, Chyna Willis of Frankston; brothers, Henry Willis and his wife, Marilyn, of Wickenburg, Arizona; and David Willis; sister, Mary Schatz of Llano; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. At the time of Paul’s passing, he resided in Honey Island with his significant other, Debbie Short.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Samuel Wayne Willis; uncle, Wayne Watson; aunts, Dorothy Rush and Mary Olsen; and brothers-in-law, Gene Shoemaker and Larry Schatz.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at a later time.

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Stacy Cemetery
Devers Devers, TX 77777

Comments (8)

  • Lisa and John

    14 October 2020 at 15:33 | #

    Although we only knew you a short time we will not forget your sincere hospitality and kindness you and Debbie showed to us Prayers to you and your family John and Lisa


  • Lavonda Warden

    10 October 2020 at 22:09 | #

    Sweet man always very caring. We will miss you. Prayers for family and friends. Love always Jeremy,Lavonda, Jada, Jena and Jacie


  • Melissa Jones

    10 October 2020 at 19:23 | #

    I am so glad I got to know you. Wayne and I will truly miss you. RIP Dear Friend


  • Shawn Klinger

    10 October 2020 at 19:02 | #

    My family loved Paul he was a great man that would do anything for you.


  • Judy Slate

    09 October 2020 at 01:12 | #

    You made my sister laugh again! Ride high in the clouds Paul D. I know you're watching over DEBBIE and ME. YOU DON'T HURT ANYMORE!!!! R.I.P.


  • Lisa Roberts

    08 October 2020 at 22:43 | #

    Didn't know you for very long but you were a very good friend.


  • Burlena Roberts

    08 October 2020 at 17:11 | #

    Always a cowboy always a gentlemen we miss you Paul Willis ... Love The Roberts Family


  • Debbie Short

    08 October 2020 at 16:02 | #

    You are missed so much!! REST IN PEACE ❤❤


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