Frank C. Paul

December 23, 1949September 19, 2013
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It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Franklin Carl Paul, 63 of Austin, Texas. Frank was born in Bishop, Texas on December 23, 1949 to Charles and Olga Paul, and entered into eternal peace on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Frank graduated from Texas A&M University in 1972 with a Civil Engineering degree and shortly thereafter joined his brother, Carl, and his wife, Barbara, in their golf business – eventually to be known as Golfsmith. A member of Great Hills Country Club for over 30 years, Frank was an avid and talented golfer, winning many tournaments and awards. A mentor to many and successful businessman, above all he will be remembered as a loving and loyal family man who was devoted to his wife of 35 years, Dorthy. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Frank and Glenn. Frank had a strong faith in the Lord and found peace in prayer at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church where he and Dorthy joined shortly after marrying.

Frank joins his brother, Charles “Chuck” Paul, and his parents, Charles and Olga Paul, in Heaven. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorthy Buehring Paul, and their sons, Frank Paul, his wife, Emily and grandchildren Emerson and Cameron of Dallas, and Glenn Paul, his fiancée, Sarah Irvin of Austin. He is also survived by his brother, Carl Paul, and wife, Barbara, and many nieces and nephews of Austin, and sister-in-law, Sharon Radecka and husband, Dick, and nephews of Oklahoma.

Sustained by his faith and the love from friends and family, he endured an eight month battle with non-skin melanoma cancer. He and Dorthy wish to thank everyone deeply for their prayers and support.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Richard Felder

February 8, 2014

With great sadness I just learned from the latest Texas Aggie magazine of Frank's untimely illness and passing. I shared memories with Frank from the eight years spanning our high school and college days and regret that we had not seen much of each other since that time. I will remember most Frank's irrepressible smile, love of life, and love of people. He found faith, joy, and love in life, which is a most worthy legacy and a model for us all. Farewell old friend; we will miss you.

December 10, 2013

Dear Dorthy,
We just found out about the terrible loss of your husband and our friend, Frank. We are are so saddened! If there is anything that we can do to help you through this difficult time don't hesitate to call us.
Dr. Curtis and Theresa Hall

Jerre Beal

November 13, 2013


I just learned of Frank's passing from my ex-husband. I am so saddened by this news! It doesn't seem long ago that I reconnected with him and Carl via email. It was fun catching up with both of them. I have so many wonderful memories of working with Carl and Frank at Golfsmith in 1973! They will always be special to me. My condolences for your loss.

October 21, 2013

As a 14 year employee of Golfsmith this saddens me. Frank did a great deal for me and my family. My very best to the Paul family.
Tom Abbott
Minnetonka Mn

October 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, Frank was a wonderful man and a gentle soul. I know that he has touched many lives and will be truly missed. May you and your family find comfort in your many memories...God Bless. Terri Morgan

October 2, 2013

Most days from fourth grade until Frank graduated high school, I walked to school from our home on fourth street in Bishop Texas with Frank, Mrs. Paul and their dog. (or some combination). Mrs. Paul taught all of us Senior English. We lived two houses apart. Walk on Frank. You will be missed by many.
Craig Adair

Barbara Panzer

October 1, 2013

Dear Dorothy,
I am so sorry for you and your family on the loss of your husband.
He was always smiling and will be dearly missed.

Greg Johnston

September 26, 2013

I have so many great memories of Frank and my time working at Custom Golf, back in the day. I had respect for him, and really enjoyed visiting and working with him. Comfort, peace, and blessings to his family, co-workers, and friends.

Nasario and Lupe Cruz

September 25, 2013

Our Condolences to the Paul family. Remembering the happy times playing baseball and seeing Frank at first base. We regret the loss of such a great man!

Russell Caver

September 24, 2013

Dear Dorthy and family — so very sorry to learn of Frank's passing. He was a wonderful person and I feel blessed to have known him and to have worked for him at Golfsmith. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.