OBITUARY

Paul Joseph Florio

March 28, 1941April 5, 2021

Paul Joseph Florio, 80, of Kempner was born on March 28, 1941 in Flushing, New York to Joseph and Elizabeth Florio and completed his last flight on April 5, 2021.

Paul served his country in the United States Army from May 1960 to November 1982 and reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his duty in Vietnam as a pilot he received numerous awards for Valor and Meritorious service including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and the Army Air Medal. After retirement from the United States Army he began a second career of training and breeding race horses for another 22 years. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and watching his son and granddaughter compete in dirt track racing.

Paul is survived by his wife Vera of 56 years; son Chris and wife Traci; granddaughter Taylor; sisters Susan Bragg and Fria Raney of Arizona.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son Michael.

Services

20 April

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 W Avenue B
Copperas Cove, Texas

20 April

Burial with Military Honors

1:00 pm

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

11463 State Highway 195
Killeen, Texas

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Fria Raney

April 14, 2021

Miss my big brother so much. I have many memories growing up. He was my hero. May the memories help us all get thru this difficult time. Love and sympathy to Vera, Chris, Traci and Taylor. See you soon.

Chuck Barnwell

April 14, 2021

Missed playing golf with.Paul these last few years. Real competitor.
Paul was a good man.
RIP

Brenda Edwards

April 14, 2021

My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Florio at the races. We always looked forward to visiting with him and Mrs. Florio. He proudly spoke of his granddaughter Taylor. We heard many stories and loved every one of them.
Horse racing was also a topic we enjoyed.

We are so very sorry for your loss. He was a one of a kind!

Thanks for the memories!
Brenda & Richard Edwards #09

Susan Bragg

April 14, 2021

I miss him so much. We talked on the phone every week
My love and support to Vera, Cris. Traci and Taylor. So sorry I can't be there with you, but am there in Spirit
Love to you all. Susan

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