Date of Death: 6/25/06. Stark, Paul McLeod STARK Paul McLeod Stark, Sr., 77, passed away in his Jacksonville home Sunday evening surrounded by his family. Paul was born in Asheville, North Carolina, January 4, 1929 to the late Paul C. and Katherine E. Stark. After graduating from The Citadel, Paul served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. Paul first worked for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad in Wilmington, North Carolina where he met the love of his life, Vivian Talley. They married Nov. 24, 1956 after a short courtship and were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this November. In 1960 they transferred with the Seaboard Coastline Railroad to Jacksonville where they lovingly raised their three children. After retirement from CSX, Real Estate Department, Paul, together with his family, built his work of art, a lake home on Lake Santa Fe, Earleton, FL. Many fond memories of his family, friends, fishing and water activities began with going to the lake. Before moving to Earleton, Paul was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, and particularly enjoyed volunteering with Habijax. A consummate handyman, jack of all trades and master of many, some of Paul’s favorite hobbies were building fine furniture and helping his children with their homes and projects. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; three children, Paul, Jr. (Susan), Sandy (Grace) and Kathy, all residents of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Travis, Morgan, Connor, and Lindsey; two step-grandchildren, Josh and Crystal; and five step-greatgrandchildren, Darian, Ashley, Sophia, Abigail , and Kendal. A celebration of life will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday, June 29th at First Presbyterian Church, 118 E. Monroe St., Jacksonville, with Dr. Rev. Robert Morris and Rev. Art Holt officiating. The family will receive family and friends in Covenant Hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Northeast Florida Community Hospice or to FirstPresbyterian Church, Jacksonville.
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