Paul Dees, Jr. resident of Ponca City, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was 68 years old.
Paul was born on November 14, 1950 in Fort Cob Hall Clinic in Oklahoma. Paul Dees, Jr. grew up around the Fort Cobb Lake area. He started school at Alfalfa and graduated Salutatorian from Oney High School. He grew up working on the peanut farm with his father Paul Dees, Sr. and always claimed “I am a peanut farmer’s son.” He received Jesus Christ when he was 10 years old at the Swan Lake Baptist Church the Fellowship of the Living Word and later was a member of the First Baptist Church until he went to be with the Lord. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business from Southwestern University and started working at Conoco Phillips in 1974 where he worked for 34 years. Paul Dees, Jr. became an active member in the Lion’s Club after retirement. He enjoyed participating in an after school tutoring program for children and coaching for a boys baseball league. He loved softball, basketball, and most importantly, the OU Sooners. Paul Dees, Jr. loved being silly and singing with his kids and grandkids. He was a talkative, social, and a loving son, father, and friend. He always said if we ever placed him in a nursing home “There better be a wheelchair basketball team”.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Kim Kennedy from Ponca, Oklahoma and Angie Wood from Temple, Texas, and his mother, Yvonne Dees from Hydro, Oklahoma. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Paige Cordova, Dylan and Dakota Guerre, Danielle Adams and Chase, Hanna, and Zoey Wood, three great-grandchildren and many other family and good friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Dees, Sr., his grandparents, Charles and Audye Dees, Aunt, Floy Dees, his Uncle, Tom and Aunt Zella Wesnidge, Tom Wesnidge, Sr., and several other great grandparents.
Friends and loved ones may pay their respects at Trout Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 15th until 8:00 pm and on Thursday, May 16th from 8am to 8pm. Paul’s family will be available to greet friends on Thursday from 6-8pm. A funeral ceremony will be held on Friday, May 17th at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church. Following the ceremony, Paul will be laid to rest at Alfalfa Cemetery in Carnegie, Oklahoma at 3:00 pm.
Paul Dees Jr. had hand written this scripture that was sitting on his nightstand: “Christ is able to meet every need we have.” Ephesians 3:14.20 and he wrote “His love goes deep”.
His mother, Yvonne Dees, dedicated this scripture to Paul Dees Jr.:
“Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened, for I am gentle and humble, take my yoke upon you and learn from Me and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:25-29
Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.