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Charles A. Paulk Jr.

Funeral services for Charles A. Paulk Jr. of Summit, are 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Jones Family Funeral Services, McComb, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Summit.

Visitation is Thursday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Paulk, 82, died Dec. 16, 2013, at Courtyard Rehabilitation and Healthcare in McComb. He was born July 1, 1931, in Pike County to Charles A. Paulk Sr. and Frances Annetta Little Paulk. He leaves a legacy of faith, hard work, family and service above self.

He proudly served our country during the Korean War. After serving in Korea, he returned home to follow his father’s footsteps in the construction business and established a successful contracting and construction company, which he worked for more than 50 years before retiring. He will be long remembered as an ‘old school’ craftsman who took pridein the quality of his work, leaving his mark on hundreds of properties across south Mississippi.

He lived a life of putting others first. He frequently donated his time, talents, and money to numerous local organizations, which included Parklane Academy, where he helped build their first baseball field, MICA Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, and his church. Then, there was baseball. “Coach Paulk” coached summer league teams for almost years 20 years. He also never missed any of his children or grandchildren’s games. He was an avid quail hunter who enjoyed countless hours in the fields with his closest friends and prized pointers. And, he was a huge Mississippi State fan. He rarely missed a televised baseball or football game. But, he had no greater love than his love of family. He gave his time and energy without hesitation to his family and always had a big smile for the “babies”. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his family and close friends, especially his wife of 29 years Cynthia. They were life partners in every sense of the word. He was an honest, hardworking man who put others first. He touched many. He will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Thomas Claude Paulk; one sister, Frances Reed; one brother, Tommy Paulk.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Cynthia Ann Lanier Dickey Paulk of Summit; two sons, Clyde Paulk and wife, Lisa of Summit and Charles A. “Chuck” Paulk III and wife, Jo-Jo, of Fernwood; one brother, William Paulk and wife, Suzanne, of Diamondhead; one sister, Mary Lu Redd; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Miller and husband, Brandon, Jacob Paulk, Casey Paulk, Katie Paulk, Aaron Alford and wife, Lauren, Angela Calcote and husband, Paul, Cas Love, Allison Dickey, April Dickey, Christy and Phillip Allen and Ronald Dickey; eight great grandchildren, Brody Miller, Tenor and Tenley Alford, Austin and Waylon Calcote, Adaleigh Scott and Jason Allen; special friends, Mattie and Abner Pickett, John Lowrey, Norman Gillis, Lee Laurie Yoas, Lloyd and Martha Young, Mary Paulk, Darla Pierce and all of the special baseball friends he coached during his life and the men in the building business that he worked with and helped teach.

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