Paul Edward Okum

2 May, 194618 February, 2021

Paul Edward Okum was born on May 2, 1946 and passed away on February 18, 2021 and is under the care of Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Manasota Memorial Park.

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Paul Edward Okum

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Rhonda Baker

15 March 2021

Sending my sincere condolences to the family.

I worked for Paul for many years. What an outstanding role model. He served his country both in the military and as a civilian with great passion. I have the utmost respect and admiration for him and what he stood for. I will forever be grateful for all he did for those of us fortunate to enough to work for him. He taught me so much. Thank you Paul! You will truly be missed.


Karen Doyle

12 March 2021

Paul was my boss for many years. He was always there for all his employees. I am so sad to hear of his passing and so sorry for your loss. May your happy memories of your life with him get you through this difficult time. Sincerely Karen Doyle

Scott Stada

11 March 2021

Paul was a great man and great leader. I too was lucky enough to have served under him. I will always remember the lessons he taught me and will carry them with me. He will be greatly missed.

Georgia Erimee

11 March 2021

I will add an Amen! to the comments of everyone who also had the blessing to work for Paul. Although at the time those may not have been the words we used :) His leadership ability and style were bar none. And although I was added to the circle of trust later in Paul’s career, I will forever be indebted for all the challenges and opportunities he provided me. I am a personal testament to a life and career changed for the better from having the opportunity to work for Paul. I can only pray I will make him proud as I lead my teams and attempt to pay it forward. Rest in peace, Georgia

Missy Clemens

11 March 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family.

Paul was an exceptional leader that didn't believe in taking the easy road, but the right road. There are many employees at both DLA and the Army that owe their careers to him. He always fought for his people and had the incredible ability to predict the future. He will be missed by many.

Rest in peace, Paul.

Rose Anderson

10 March 2021

RIP Paul, you were the best boss ever and will be missed by so many. My condolences to the family.

Lora Crowder

10 March 2021

The greatest boss one could have and a very dear friend. We at DLA just heard of Paul’s passing. Sending much love and prayers to the family

He gave his all and all to this country. Thank you for your service Paul.

Lora Crowder

Steve Carney

9 March 2021

Anne condolences!! RIP Paul, we at DOD well never forget you!!

Greg Leo

1 March 2021

Hi Ann and Stacy,
I just learned of Paul's passing and am so sorry. I know we haven't seen each other in a while but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed our time together and will always remember Paul and his love for the horses. I hope you are doing okay.

Barbara Brinley Parmer

27 February 2021

I dated Paul while still in the latter years of high school. Mostly, we went to his home to be with his family. His mother was a gracious and funny person. Paul was a real gentleman and I remember how we laughed and laughed. We listened to music all night long and Paul taught me how to dance. Never saw Paul after those few dates and after so many years.....sorry to hear of his passing. I’m grateful for the memories of a fun and kind gentleman.