1/11/66 - 9/10/21
Paul received his wings as he entered the gates of heaven on Friday, September 10, 2021 from Covid Pneumonia.
Paul leaves behind his wife Tammy, son JD and daughter Andrea, brother Lance and sisters Annette, Janet & Pam.
He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.
Paul was born on January 11, 1966 in Newport Beach California. Paul passed away on September 10, 2021 with his family by his side and surrounded with lots of love.
Paul grew up in the Newport beach and Costa Mesa area. After high school Paul enlisted in the US Navy San Diego. After graduation from Boot Camp Paul was stationed on the USS Hepburn as a Boatswain’s Mate. Paul served as a (BM3) petty class officer 3rd class. Paul supervised the maintenance of the ship inside and out. Paul also stood watch and provided look out, he also assisted with training, directing and supervising of ships maintenance and personnel. Paul also assisted with search and rescue of swimmers. Paul and other Bosun’s assisted in the upkeep of the exterior structure of the ship as well.
Paul was awarded with a navy expeditionary medal and a second sea service deployment ribbon.
Paul was very proud of his naval accomplishments and his time served with the Navy. Paul was very proud to be a veteran and he always told us what an honor it was to serve his country.
Right out of the Navy, Paul & I meet, married and started our family. We have two wonderful children and a daughter that has passed away.
Although our journey was cut short due to Paul’s passing, we had a wonderful life together with lots of great memories and some up’s & downs too. The kids and I will cherish that for the rest of our lives and we are very thankful for the love we all share.
Paul was very outgoing he always had a smile on his face and a laugh that was contagious. Paul loved to laugh especially when watching his favorite movies from home or the theater. Paul especially loved all things minions by (Dreamworks) he also enjoy Disney animation, comedies, westerns an action packed movies. Paul loved music and concerts and was a great dancer. We had some of the best date nights ever.
Paul also had a passion and love for cars, trucks and motorcycles. He had a need for speed. His absolute favorite past time was an NASCAR.
Sundays were always NASCAR day, whether we were watching it on TV or attending a playoff race at the Las Vegas motor Speedway. It was the thrill of the race, the speed and the crashes. Paul was a huge fan of Kyle Busch and the number 18mm car.
Paul enjoyed anything to do with cars or trucks and he actually became a truck driver. When Paul wasn’t driving his favorite thing to do was stay home and relax in his recliner and watch TV he would watch anything that had to do with cars and car renovation shows.
Paul loved animals and our cat Coral. Paul loved his family more than anything. There are just so many wonderful memories that I can’t list them all. Paul had a heart of gold and he was there if you needed him, he would help in any way he could. When Paul would walk into the room, you knew he was there. You could say he was the life of the party with his personality, smile and contagious laugh. He will be truly missed by all.
Paul is now reunited with our daughter Paula, his mother Yvona Cantrell, father Lewis Cantrell and his grandparents.
Please send all Cards and Donations to;
PO Box 1152
El Toro, CA 92609
Celebration of life service
With Military Honors
Saturday at 1 PM
October 9, 2021
2020 Hacienda Dr.,
Vista, CA 92081
(Fred Astaire dance studio)
*Please no small children.
*All Safety precautions will be followed per the San Diego CDC guideline.
**Reception to follow at same location.**
Lunch and beverages will be provided.