A Ponder "Buddy" Paul, Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2013. He was born on November 17, 1936 to Estell Louis Patterson and A. Ponder Paul, Sr. in Beaumont, Texas. After the death of his mother and father at a young age, he was cared for and preceded in death by his step-mother Doris Read Paul. Buddy is survived by his loving wife, Andrea Howard-Paul (Brand); his oldest son and daughter-in-law, A Ponder Paul, II and Lorrie Primeaux; his youngest son and daughter-in-law Burke and Jana Paul; and five wonderful grandchildren, Jordyn, Bryce, Jaclyn, Lily, and Zachary; along with numerous friends. He was also preceded in death by his step-son, Gregory Ross Brand.
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As a young man, Buddy was a member of the Navy Reserve. He graduated from Georgia Tech and worked as a Registered Professional Engineer in the aerospace and petrochemical industries. He had a passion for sailing and loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062. Interment will follow at a later date at Cook Walden Cemetery, Austin, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486. To make a credit card donation by telephone, please call 713-792-3450 or 1-800-525-5841.
James Crowder Funeral Home
111 East Medical Center Boulevard Webster, TX 77598
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 14, 2013