Paul C Brabham

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Paul C. Brabham, 89, born in 1923 in Glenmora, passed away peacefully on
Sept. 10, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mixon Lee; his children, Monica, Charles, Anne and Robert; daughter-in-law Carol, and grandson, Ian.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Sparkman Funeral Home in
Richardson, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) Cox Chapel, 3300 Mockingbird Lane. Interment will be at a later date at the DFW National Cemetery.
During World War
II, as a staff sergeant, he was a sperry ball gunner in the 15th Air Force B-24, Liberator Group, completing 35 Combat missions. Returning home, he went to LSU on the GI Bill. He loved learning, taking classes throughout his life – the last being
yoga at Richland Community College. Paul’s career was in government service, retiring as an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Upon retirement he became a Democratic Precinct Chair and convention delegate. As a father, he taught his
children that the color of a person’s skin, sex or religious beliefs were not reasons to treat someone differently. He judged people by their actions. A thoughtful man, he was slow to comment and quick to smile. Paul was a member of the following
groups and organizations: Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2×2 ClassLake Highlands/ White Rock Lake Democrats, Richardson/ North Dallas Democrats, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, The 461st Liberaider and The Grand Lodge of
Louisiana. He was a valuable officer in most of these groups.
Donations may be made to North Texas Food Bank or 2×2 Class Fund at HPUMC.