Paul Douglas Mallett was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 22, 1946. However, he was raised in Austin, TX and considered Austin (and later Lakeway, TX) his true home. He left this life on December 1, 2023.
Paul spent 21 years of his life serving his country. This included three tours in Vietnam. As a captain in the Navy he was the Commanding Officer of the USS Brewton and also was the Commanding Officer of the Naval ROTC Unit at Iowa State University. He received many commendations and awards throughout his career. Upon his exit from the military he was the Director of the Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) for ten years and was a consultant for Mission Critical Consulting. Later in life he was active with the Austin Power Squadron and spent many hours teaching boater safety on Lake Travis.
Paul loved his family, Lake Travis, Austin, and the ocean. He was a quiet and thoughtful person that never passed up chocolate or a boat ride.
Paul is survived by his spouse, Renee Mallett; his stepsons, Christopher Harvey and his wife, Alexis; and Shawn Harvey. His smiles were for his grandchildren; Elijah Paul, Adilynn Renee and Kennady Marie and, for his companion cat, Bruiser. He is also survived by sister, Joanne Mallett and wife Judy Hashem of Tuscon, Arizona and by a brother Mark Mallett and wife Jody of Marble Falls, TX.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Pauline McLaurin Mallett and his father Jack Sherrard Mallett.
Paul requested a burial at sea through the Navy. There will be no formal services except for family memorial during the holidays. In his memory in lieu of flowers, please donate to Austin’s Power for Parkinson’s, an organization that kept Paul going as his battle with Parkinson’s Disease progressed (www.powerforparkinsons.org), The Elizabeth Dole Foundation (www.elizabethdolefoundation.org), an organization that is dedicated to helping veterans and their families in times of need, or to Austin Siamese Rescue (www.austinsiameserescue.org). Paul loved the rescue kitties.
A special heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Buda Oaks Memory Care. Their kind of love and dedication is what makes the world a special place.