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Paul Needham, Jr June 22, 1947 - November 27, 2022

Date of Funeral

December 2, 2022

Paul E. Needham Jr., age 75 of Fremont Hills, Missouri, passed away suddenly, Sunday night, November 27, 2022, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Paul was born June 22, 1947, at Fitz Simmons Army Base in Lahuna, Colorado, the son and only child of Paul Needham Sr. and Edwina (Haynie) Needham. Paul graduated in 1965 from Parkview High School, Springfield, Missouri. On March 27, 1992 Paul was united in marriage to Karen Bass. Paul was a dedicated employee at Dayco Manufacturing for 41 years, before retiring in April 2009.
Paul loved to play golf with his many friends and wife at Fremont Hills Country Club where he was a member for 50 plus years. Paul was a longtime resident of the Fremont Hills neighborhood in Christian County. He was well known for his kindness, as well as being a helpful and friendly neighbor.
Paul was a loving husband, father and papa. He was preceded in death by his parents, one aunt and one uncle. He leaves behind his loving wife Karen, his three sons Jeff Needham and wife Heather, Alan Bruce and wife Marsha, Brian Bruce and wife Wendy; nine grandchildren Josh, Zachary, Caitlyn, Dustin, Cassie and husband Cody, Kayleigh, Jasey, Addysyn; three great-grandchildren Ayden, Chloe and Levi along with numerous other relatives.
“Paul was the love of my life, and my rock. He is loved and missed by all. Rest in peace my love.”  Your wife, Karen.

Celebration of Life visitation services for Paul will be 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Friday, December 2, 2022, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


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    Sandy and Gary says

    I have no words Karen. I am so sorry. You know we have always loved both you and Paul. My heart aches for you.

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    Ken and LaNita says

    We are so very sorry for your loss, Karen. Paul was such a nice guy, a friend to everybody. He will be greatly missed by all his friends at Fremont Hills. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Kevin Byrne says

    So sorry for your loss!
    Paul was a great guy !
    I and all of Fremont will miss him greatly!
    May he rest in peace!

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    Paul and Shirley King says

    Karen, so very sorry for your loss. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. A good man!

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    Kevin Byrne says

    So sorry for your loss! Paul was and great guy and friend. May he rest in peace!

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    John & Harriet Morrison says

    We were so sorry to hear about Paul! We have so many good memories playing golf with both of you at couples, and Paul waving at us from #14 tee box while we’re on our deck. We’ll miss him!
    Much sympathy to you Karen and your family.

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    John Darrow says

    Paul was such a great guy and will be missed by so many! Karen, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Russell Gaddie says

    Karen, I was a friend of Paul’s many years ago in the 1970’s and 80’s. We were in the old Corvette Club of Springfield in those times and he was well liked and fun to be around. You have my deepest condolences.

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