Services for Paul Edward Hallum of Burneyville, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Marietta’s First Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Wiles officiating. Interment will follow in the Leon Cemetery, in Leon, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
Born Jan. 21, 1940, at Burneyville, Paul was the son of Samuel Oscar and Margie June Horn Hallum. He passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, in Medical City Denton, Texas, at the age of 78.
Paul graduated from Central State University with a bachelor’s degree in business education. He married Carolyn Ann Coble in Marietta,  on Aug. 22, 1959, and the couple moved to Oklahoma City, where Paul was employed as a district sales manager for Clairol and proudly served in the Army National Guard. In 1972, Paul and Carolyn returned to Love County to make their home and owned and operated Paul’s Country Store. Through the years he was also manager of the Wilson Coop, retiring after 16 years, also retired from the Big Five Community Services, in addition to ranching. One of his hobbies was collecting coins. He was an avid fan of the Turner Falcons, the Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Rangers; however, his greatest pleasure was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities. Paul was ordained as a deacon at the Jimtown Baptist Church in 1977, and also served at the Rubottom Baptist Church where he was a current member.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Amy Coble; and brother-in-law, Johnny Coble.
Survivors are his son, Derek Hallum and wife Darla of Lone Grove; daughter, Paula Meadows and husband Steven of McAlester; three grandchildren, Troy Meadows, Chad Meadows, and Beth Hallum; niece, Paige Wedding and husband Tom of Bixby; nephew, Bradley Coble and wife Monica of Tulsa, and their children, Addison, Mia, Hannah, and Tripp.
Serving as casket bearers will be C.W. Hallum, Keith Hallum, Rayford Hallum, Mike Hallum, Phil Horne, and Raymond Gilbreath. Honorary bearers are Bill Gipson, Gene Rhoades, Greg Hambrick, Mike Parker, and Mike Morton.
Time of visitation for family and friends will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Mercy Health Love County, 300 Wanda Street – Marietta, OK 73448.
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.