Ralph Paschal Obituary
 
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Ralph Russell Paschal

February 9, 1921 - December 14, 2010
Obituary

Ralph Russell Paschal, a resident of Bishop, Texas passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in Kingsville. Ralph was born in Nueces County on February 9, 1921 to Annie Pearl Bluhm and Thomas Fred Paschal. They lived in various places in the county during his growing up years, including Robstown, Corpus Christi, Driscoll, Simon Perry Ranch, and Bishop. He graduated from Bishop High School in 1938 and attended Del Mar College while working in Corpus Christi. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on July 2, 1942. He spent two years on Midway Island during World War II, arriving just after the Battle of Midway. By God's...
Ralph Russell Paschal, a resident of Bishop, Texas passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in Kingsville. Ralph was born in Nueces County on February 9, 1921 to Annie Pearl Bluhm and Thomas Fred Paschal. They lived in various places in the county during his growing up years, including Robstown, Corpus Christi, Driscoll, Simon Perry Ranch, and Bishop. He graduated from Bishop High School in 1938 and attended Del Mar College while working in Corpus Christi. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on July 2, 1942. He spent two years on Midway Island during World War II, arriving just after the Battle of Midway. By God's grace, he came home from the war and entered into a farming operation in 1946 with his father and brother Tom, which lasted until 1964. Then he and Tom formed a partnership which lasted until Tom's retirement in 1992.
Ralph married Betty Jean Merritt on October 16, 1954, and they lived together in Bishop for 56 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bishop, The VFW, and Bishop Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed the outdoors, and his passions were farming, golf and hunting.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Tom.
Surviving is his wife, Betty of Bishop; two sons, Ralph Anthony Paschal and Randall Merritt Paschal of Austin; one daughter, Shelley Jean Paschal LaPorte of Corpus Christi; and two grandchildren, Meredith Paschal and Spencer LaPorte; and a number of nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Visitation will take place on Friday, December 17, 2010 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, Kingsville, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Bishop, with Rev. Clif Abshier officiating. Burial will follow in Bishop at Restland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 311 East Fifth Street, Bishop, Texas 78343 or to a charity of one's choice.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.

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