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Paul L. Midgett


Paul Leon Midgett was born November 7, 1932 in Bonne Terre, Missouri and departed this life on December 29, 2023 at Baptist Homes of Missouri in Independence, at the age of 91 years, 1 month and 22 days.

He was the son of Orville Clifton and Ruby Fay (Eggers) Midgett.

Paul graduated from Belgrade High School in Belgrade, Missouri. After graduation he moved to St. Louis, Missouri for employment opportunities.

On May 21, 1953, Paul was united in marriage with Carmel Lea Falkner in Leadwood, Missouri. Paul and Carmel were married for 52 years before her passing on September 21, 2005.

On October 14, 1952, Paul joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country until October 13, 1956, spending most of that time stationed in Edinburgh, Scotland. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Paul returned to the United States and made the decision to surrender to the call of the ministry. Later, he went to college and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

Paul was a faithful servant of the Lord and pastored many places throughout his ministerial career including Holcomb Baptist Church in Holcomb, Mississippi, Lucky Baptist Church in Missouri, Primrose Baptist Church near Bonne Terre, Missouri, Bonita Baptist Church in Bonita, Texas, Good Hope Baptist Church in Cole, Missouri, Parks Chapel in Tightwad, Missouri, First Baptist Church of Appleton City, Missouri, Bethany Baptist Church and New Covenant Baptist both in Sedalia, Missouri and Open Arms Baptist Church in Warsaw, Missouri. Paul also taught school in or near most of the towns where he pastored.

On October 8, 2009, Paul was united in marriage with Dianne Ohman-Jones in Golden Valley, Minnesota and they made their home in Warsaw Missouri.

Paul retired from teaching while at Sedalia Middle School in Sedalia, Missouri, but continued pastoring until 2010. After his retirement Paul and Dianne moved to Kingsville, Missouri to make their home. After moving to Kingsville, Paul became a member of the Lone Jack Baptist Church.

Paul and Dianne loved their retirement time at their home in Kingsville where Paul enjoyed gardening, fishing and beekeeping.

In addition to his first wife, Carmel Lea Midgett, Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Ruby Midgett; one sister, Mavis Pauline Means and one nephew, Mark Lashley.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Midgett of the home; two sons, Paul David Midgett and wife Neida of Osceola, Missouri and, Bryan Phillip Midgett and wife Joyce Lynn of Kingsville, Missouri; one daughter, Joy Christine Woodley of Kingsville, Missouri; grandchildren, Lee Paul Midgett of Sacramento, California, Joy Kathleen Midgett of Kingsville, Missouri, Alexander Sherman Woodley and wife Heather and, Terence Drew Woodley all of Olathe, Kansas; one niece, Tami Browers of Ironton, Missouri; one nephew, Michael Lashley of Pensacola, Florida, other relatives and many friends.

The family of Paul Leon Midgett will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at the Lone Jack Baptist Church, Lone Jack, Missouri. Funeral Service will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. at the church, with Pastor Jerry Tharp officiating. Casket Bearers will be Mark Browers, Alex Woodley, Drew Woodley, Charles Holder, John West and Kokouvi Komabou. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2024 at the Caledonia Methodist Cemetery, Caledonia, Missouri.

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  • Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum Posted January 3, 2024 5:30 am

    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Paul Leon Midgett, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Air Force Veteran, Paul Leon Midgett, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • Bret and Tina Loman Posted January 3, 2024 1:31 pm

    Our deepest sympathy. Prayers for all the family.

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