Wednesday, September 03, 2014

John Paul - Citrus Pioneer Dies At 75

John R. Paul, Jr., age 75, of LaBelle, passed away September 1, 2014 in Cape Coral.

He was born May 1, 1939 in Winter Haven, FL, to the late John R. and the late Ida Frances (Murrell) Paul, Sr. 

Paul was a pioneer in the Florida citrus industry and a leader in the agricultural community.

He is survived by his son: John R. Paul III, daughter: Julie P. Obney (Jeff), grandchildren, Beryl Paul, Jasper Obney, Juniper Obney, brothers: Gene Paul and Bryan Paul. He was preceded in death by his wife Julia Paul, brother: James Paul and sister: Carolyn Wheeler.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 am at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle with Pastor Joe Wallace officiating. Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be Friday, 1 hour prior to service at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle, FL.

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