Paul Eugene Reitzell went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to be reunited with the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Lois Marie Jenkins Reitzell on Monday, February 4, 2013.
Mr. Paul was born in Caldwell Parish, LA, attended school in Clarks, LA, and was a resident of Bastrop, LA for 45 years and a resident of Ashley County, AR for the past 4 years.
A veteran of WWII, Mr. Paul served in the United States Navy at Yonabaru, Okinawa, Naval Air Base. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He loved to fish and work in the garden. Most of all he loved a good joke and the laughter of a child. He truly was a good man.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lois Marie (Jenkins) Reitzell; parents, Alvin and Lucy Viola White Reitzell; brothers, Luther, Homer, Wilbur "Pete", and Bill Reitzell; and sisters, Leatrice Benson, Mary McCarver, and Louise Crumley.
Mr. Reitzell is survived by his daughter, Paula Faye Oden; sister, Bessie Crain LaBorde; three grandsons, Gregory Oden and wife Crystie, Brian Paul Oden; five great grandchildren, Garrett Oden, Stephen Oden, Lola Oden, Emily Oden, LeAnne Oden; and a host of family and good friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Frisby, Michael Frisby, Darren Brantley, Garrett Oden, and Marvin Goeghagen.
Graveside services for Mr. Reitzell will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Christ Church Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home