Dec. 1, 1935 - Nov. 4, 2012 DENTON, TX Jerry Lee Pauls, 76, of Denton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at his residence. He was born on December 1, 1935 to Peter G. Pauls and Leona (Rieswig) Pauls in Hooker, Oklahoma where he was raised. He attended school in Adams, Oklahoma and Panhandle State University. On December 20, 1974, he married Karen Sue Hoover in Beaver, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Hooker Baptist Church and worked most of his life for Zenith Drilling Company.A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Krum, Texas with Rev. Ed Gatlin officiating. Survivors include his wife, Karen Sue Pauls of Denton, Texas; two daughters, Linda Sue Johnson of Denton and Brenda Yeates of Pawnee, OK; three sons, Douglas Lee Pauls of Pawnee, OK, Jerry W. Mote of Krum, TX and Tommy G. Mote of Oklahoma City, OK; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Leona Pauls; one daughter, Marla Kay Pauls; two sons, Bobby Lee Mote and Pete Pauls; and one brother, Harold Pauls.Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or a .Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 8, 2012