Paul McGehee Cleveland, age 79, of New Braunfels, Texas, died November, 19, 2018, peacefully at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Mobile, Alabama to Dr. Claude M. Cleveland and Elizabeth Hudson Cleveland.
Paul attended The Citadel, earning his BS, and The American University with a Master’s in Education. He served four years in the USAF. As 1st Lieutenant, Paul taught cryptology at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS, then was stationed in Washington, D.C. for three years with NSA.
He ended his tour with the Air Force in 1972 and accepted a post as Administrative Assistant to Alabama Congressman, George Andrews and served for three years.
Paul had a successful forty-year career in real estate as a commercial broker and developer with projects in Alabama, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Pete Cleveland; sister JoAnn Cleveland Ladner; son Cliff Hunter Cleveland; and step-son Reuben Lee Lohkamp.
He is survived by his wife Cindy Lohkamp; daughter Jenny McKay (Paul); son Paul Burton Cleveland (Yvette); sister Nan Netherland (Warren); step-daughter Connie Hill (Chad); and grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Memorials can be made to Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130. The care Hope provided by their staff and volunteers served our family extremely well and brought us great comfort.
Paul’s request was to be cremated, and arrangements are being made by the Neptune Society to place his ashes at The Neptune Memorial Reef located off of Key Biscayne in Miami, FL. The reef serves as an underwater mausoleum for cremated remains, as well as a home for a growing marine habitat, fulfilling its mission of “creating life after life.” There will be a private celebration of Paul’s life in the new year.
Posted in: Dignity Memorial
Posted on: 2018-11-20
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