Paul Eagle, 76

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Paul Dewayne Eagle, 76, of Mountain Home, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at his residence.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Summers Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Paul was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, Miss., to Leo and Myrtle (Harris) Eagle.

Paul left home at the age of 14 to work on the Mississippi river boats before enlisting into the Army in 1946.

He fought in WWII and the Korean War. He received an honorable discharged on Sept. 8, 1952, and was awarded a Victory Medal and a Bronze Star Medal in 1950.

Paul worked as an airplane mechanic for a major airline after his military discharge and mastered welding while hundreds of feet in the air erecting skyscrapers and edifices in the Saint Louis area.

Paul married Louise Wolford in 1961. They traveled extensively throughout the Western United States until they settled in Mountain Home in 1975.

He had a passion for working with his hands. Paul worked as a mechanic for Ford and Chrysler in the mid '70s and for the Simplot feedlot in the early '80s and as a machinist for Wood's Machine shop until he retired in the '90s.

Paul is survived by: his two daughters, Hope of Miles City, Mont., and Angie of Elko, Nev.; two stepchildren, David and Charlotte of Kansas City, Kan., ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, and son Mark.