Funeral services for Paul James Springer, 71, of Muskogee, OK, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel in Muskogee with Brother Roger Pratt officiating. Pallbearers will be Ellis Moore, Tommy Weston, Roy Moran, Zach Hamilton, Trenton Thompson, and Bobby Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Walker, Ron Pitman Sr, James Winters, and David “Peewee” Richardson. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee.
Paul was born July 18, 1942 in Fort Smith, AR, the son of Paul and Georgia Springer and died Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Muskogee. Paul was raised in Red Oak, OK and Oklahoma City. On July 14, 1992 he married Stella Rhodes in Muskogee. Paul was the owner and operator of Paul’s Diner in Muskogee.
Survivors include his wife, Stella of the home; son, Ron Pitman and wife, Andrea, of Muskogee; daughter, Kara Applegate and husband, Randy, of Broken Arrow, OK; grandchildren, Ashlie White, Chelsie Taylor, Elle Pitman, Allison Pitman all of Muskogee, Jimmy Springer and Kirstyn Springer of Oklahoma City, Julie Rodriquez of Colorado; sister-in-law, Darlene Springer of Oklahoma City; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jim Bob Springer; and brother, Bobby Springer.