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Gordon Lee Paul, 72, Ottawa, died Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Funeral serves are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Paul 2 p.m. Tuesday to the service hour at the funeral home, where the family will meet with friends 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment is planned for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

He was born Tuesday, July 9, 1940, in Ottawa, the son of Merle and Eva (Young) Paul.

Gordon was a lifelong Ottawa resident.

He graduated from Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs, Ark., with the class of 1958.

Gordon was united in marriage with Audean McKinzie June 4, 1978, in Lane, Kan. She survives of the home.

He previously was married to Juanita Hackett. They later divorced.

Gordon was a lifelong trucking company owner and entrepreneur. He owned and operated Gordon Paul Trucking and later formed Dependable Trans Inc. of Ottawa.

He was a member of the Ottawa First United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Audean Paul, of the home; son, Darrin Paul and his wife, Tracie, Bothell, Wash.; daughter, Amanda Paul, Ottawa; grandchildren, identical twins, Hannah and Hailie Paul, Bothell, Wash.; and sister, Mauritta Marconette and her husband, Lee, Ottawa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Eva Paul; and brother, Merle Paul, Jr.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Hospice or Prairie Paws Animal Shelter through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St, Ottawa, KS 66067.

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