Funeral services for Paul B. Antrim, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00A.M. Monday, June 21, 2010 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Bonner and Rev. Debbie Rigsby officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Marvin Wayne Jones, Gary Odom, Joseph Ames, Jason Ames, Jay Julian and Rex Lennon serving as pallbearers. Toni Whiteeagle, Steven Bonner, Jim Massey, John Chaires, Bill Petty, Byron Irving and Mickey Barker serving as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. till 10:00 A.M. prior to services.
Paul B. Antrim was born November 22, 1922 in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, the son of Calvin Milton Antrim and Flora Biery Antrim. He married Georgiana Shelton April 22, 1945 in Sulphur Springs. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Antrim joined the Army Air Corp January 20, 1941. He served during World War II, earning the rank of 5/SGT. He received recognition for good conduct, American Defense and American Theater ribbons. In honor of his service the Hopkins County Military will conduct military graveside burial rites.
After discharge from the military, he relocated to Sulphur Springs, Texas with his family and started training and working as a Certified Dental technician for P. F. Locke Dental Lab. In 1955 he was named Director of the Youth Center which was located just west of Wildcat Stadium. over the next 10 years he helped shape the lives of many young Sulphur Springs teenagers by supervising their fun and games in a wholesome atmosphere. Many of those individuals remain cherished friends of the family. He also had a third job working for Archie Denson's Service Station and later Massey's Gulf Station where he continued to mentor and stay friends with the young people that loved riding the streets of Sulphur Springs. He wa a long time member of the First United Methodist Church and the Crusaders Class.
Surviving family includes his son, Paul Alan Antrim and wife Joanne of Austin; his daughter, Kathy Lennon and husband Greg of Austin; grandsons, Paul Bakos and John Bakos Antrim both of Austin. Great-grandchildren, Avery and Hayden Cagle of Austin; Braden Lennon, Hanna and Caelan Cherney of Tira; Eli Black of Commerce and Brother-in-law, I.V. Stahl of Fredrick, PA.
Mr. Antrim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lucille Bone; sister, Mildred Antrim Stahl; brother, Harold Biery Antrim; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Sue Ames, Mary Stahl Kiebler.
Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.