I was born Paul Franklin Bayless on October 18, 1952 in Odessa, Mo. and I went to be with our Lord on March 12, 2020.
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My entire life I have been surrounded by the most wonderful people. God gave me the best parents Clyde and Louise (Fizer) Bayless. I am the baby of 10 children and as a family we spent a lot of time playing softball, horseshoes, and ultra-competitive card game of pitch. I have always looked up to my older brothers David his wife Kathy. and Jim with his wife Carolyn. I have three great sisters Betty Joe Morris., Maggie Barresi, and Janie Terry with her husband Jerry. I am now with my siblings Clyde Jr., Calvin, Cecil, Buford and my sister Ruth Faye. I am also with my hunting and fishing buddy brother-in-law Darrell, my brothers-in-law Bob, Leo and sisters-in-law Ernalea and Candy.
On May 27, 1972, I married the love of my life Denise Walters. We have had the most amazing life together; our hearts are one. In 1974 we both accepted Jesus as our Savior. Two of my greatest blessing in life are two of the most my amazing sons a man could ever hope for in life. My oldest Matthew with my daughter-in-law Brenda. and my baby Christopher. The greatest reward God has given me was becoming a PaPa to 3 great kids Sydney, Emerson (my Rosie), and Wyatt. Others I have left behind are my mother-in-law Pauline Nelson, brother-in-law Mike Walters, sisters-in-law Barbara and Jeanie Bayless and the greatest nephews and nieces.
My prayer is for all of you is that you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior so we can meet again for the great reunion. Love you!
The family will have a Celebration of Life service at a later date.