Paul Bristow, 81, died Nov. 9

Paul F. Bristow, of Shawnee, passed from this life on Nov. 9, 2020.

Paul was born July 10, 1939, to Frank and Bessie (Moreland) Bristow in Shawnee.

Paul met the love of his life, Clara Whiteside while visiting her father in McLoud. Paul and Clara were married on Feb. 21, 1958, in Seminole.

During his life Paul had been a freelance photographer, worked for the WPA Program, on the railroad with his father, for the Dairy Farmers Association, drove a truck for RC Cola, spent several years at S&S feed, and welding and building trailers at Stewart Wholesale.

Paul spent later years caring for his mother and father.

In 2002 Paul assumed the position as pastor of the church his father built, The South Rock Creek Independent Church of God.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, one brother William Alonzo Bristow and one nephew.

Paul is survived by his wife Clara of the home. Five children- Terry (Diana) Bristow of Shawnee, Donna Warren of Shawnee, Kenneth (Linda) Bristow of Shawnee, Tammy (Eldon Trent) Gentry of Shawnee, and Jason Bristow of Shawnee; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Eunice Bush of McLoud; two nieces and one nephew and several extended family and extended church family and friends.

Posted online on November 13, 2020