Paul Gene Wallace Stockemer

August 3, 1927July 6, 2018

Paul Gene Wallace Stockemer, age 90, of Plano, Texas went peacefully on Friday July 06, 2018. Paul was born Wednesday August 03, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Mamie Opal Shaw Stockemer and Ralph William Stockemer. He was third born of three children, joining siblings; Molly Dawson Stockemer and Ralph William Stockemer Jr.

Paul grew up in Warren, Arkansas. He was a loving caring, and giving child & man. Those traits would carry throughout his life. He gained the nickname, Hoss, from his seminary classmates. He graduated Warren High School in 1945. After graduating high school he went on to attend The University of Houston, 1957. He then attended Southwestern University where he was a member of the Graduating Seminary Class of 1957. He received his Doctorate in Theology from Luther Rice University Seminary in May of 1975. He served, for two years, as an Army Chaplain, II Lieutenant.

Paul married his beloved Gwendolyn Beard in 1956. They enjoyed 59 wonderful years together before Gwen’s passing January 31, 2015. They had two sons, Ralph in 1962 and Stephen in 1970, which brought them two lovely daughter-in-laws; Jessica and Jennifer, and four amazing grandchildren; Nathan, Taylor, Hunter, and Jada.

Paul was a Baptist preacher for 48 years, from Jonesboro, Arkansas to Shreveport, Louisiana to Wilson, Arkansas to Alma, Arkansas to Burleson, Texas. He retired in 1996, but was always willing to share about Christ.

Paul enjoyed fishing, golfing, watching Westerns especially Clint Eastwood, reading his bible and visiting with family.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn Stockemer; mother Mamie Opal Stockemer and father Ralph William Stockemer; sister Molly Dawson Stockemer and brother Ralph William Stockemer. Paul is survived by; son Ralph William Stockemer (Jessica Anne Towle); son Stephen Stockemer (Jennifer Le'Anne); grandson Nathan Stockemer (Jennifer Roller), grandson Taylor Stockemer, granddaughter Jada Stockemer and grandson Hunter Stockemer.

A memorial service for Paul will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Legacy Church, 5333 Independence Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Stockemer family.


  • Mamie Opal Stockemer, Mother
  • Ralph William Stockemer, Father
  • Gwendolyn Stockemer, Wife
  • Ralph William Stockemer, Son
  • Stephen Stockemer, Son
  • Jessica Anne Stockemer, Daughter-in-law
  • Jennifer Le'Anne Stockemer, Daughter-in-law
  • Nathan Stockemer, Grandson
  • Taylor Stockemer, Grandson
  • Hunter Stockemer, Grandson
  • Jada Stockemer, Granddaughter
  • Jennifer Stockemer, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Molly Dawson Stockemer, Sister
  • Ralph William Stockemer Jr., Brother
  • Paul also leave many extended family members and cherished friends to carry his memory.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 28, 2018

Paul Gene Wallace Stockemer

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Stephen Stockemer

July 8, 2018

This is my Mom & Dad in a photo booth, in Houston, TX, 1954.
I miss them immensely, but I am comforted by the fact that they are together, and that I will see them again one day.