Funeral services for Paul Edward Dilbeck will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Crossway First Baptist Chapel with the Rev. Bill Leveridge of­ficiating. Interment will follow in Dolberg Cem­etery.

Paul was born on Feb­ruary 12, 1931, to Earl and Ruby (Corbin) Dilbeck in Oak Grove, Oklahoma. He passed away on Sun­day, November 4, 2012, at the Sulphur Veterans Center, at the age of 81 years.

Paul and Virginia Whit­en were married in 1959 and from this marriage were born two sons, Ran­dy and Todd. On March 15, 1980, Paul and Betty (Nelson) Mitchell were married in Sulphur. She preceded him in death on March 6, 2010. Others preceding him in death include his parents; and brother, James “Jim” Dil­beck.

Paul served in the Unit­ed States Air Force during the Korean Conflic t and retired as Staff Sergeant with 10 years of service to our country. After his military career, he began a career as a heavy equip­ment operator for many construction companies in Oklahoma. The jobs Paul worked on changed many Oklahomans’ lives for the better. The Ar­buckle Lake, McGee Creek Reservoir and the I-35 road project in the Arbuckle Mountains; just to name a few. Paul later began working with Mur­ray County District Two as an equipment opera­tor for road maintenance, which was his final retire­ment.

There wasn’t a bigger Sulphur Bulldog fan. He loved to watch all Sulphur sporting events from foot­ball to girls’ basketball whether he had a grand­child playing or not. Paul was a devoted Christian and a member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. He supported many churches and causes in the Sulphur area.

Survivors include sons, Randy Dilbeck and wife, Synthia, of Shawnee, Todd Dilbeck and wife, Bobbie, of Alma, Arkansas, Da­vid Mitchell of Florissant, Colorado, Gary Mitchell of Oklahoma City, and Randy Mitchell and wife, Cindy, of Sulphur; daugh­ter, Sandra Harmon of Bethany; brother, Glen Dilbeck and wife, Jerri, of Joshua, Texas; 14 grand­children, Kristin Borro­meo, Houston, Meagan, Kolby and Chelsea Dil­beck, Rachel and Josh Henry, Jack, Kyle, Lind­sey and Shane Mitchell, Tamara Lee, Krystal Brin­son and Timothy Burch; 11 great-grandchildren; and many cousins across the United States.

Serving as pallbear­ers are Randy Williams, Larry Rose, Bobby Rose, Gary Ashford, Brian Hol­lis and Jim Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, dona­tions may be made to the Sulphur Schools Athletic Department.

Online condolences may be made at: halesfu­

Services entrusted to Hale’s Krien Funeral Home of Sulphur, Okla­homa.