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Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors

1010 Bering Drive, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Paul A. Cagle

December 9, 1942March 9, 2020

Paul Anthony Cagle, died in Houston on Monday, the 9th of March 2020, following a brief illness. He was 77 years of age.

Paul was born to Harry and Myrtle Cagle in Houston, on the 9th of December 1942.

Paul enjoyed a full life, surrounded by loving friends and family. He grew up in Houston, and was proud to be a native Houstonian. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1962, where he excelled on the football team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Houston in 1966. Paul was born into a family of entrepreneurs, beginning with his father, Harry Cagle, who founded the immensely successful Cagle Construction, Inc. Following in his father’s footsteps, Paul formed and operated his own very successful business, Cagle Lumber & Pallet, Inc. Cagle Lumber grew into a thriving business that operated in the Houston area for more than 45 years.

Paul enjoyed all things Houston, including his Astros, Oilers (Texans) and Rockets. He was active in coaching little league baseball and football teams, and also donated his time and money to community events, most frequently the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Paul grew up fishing in Galveston Bay with friends, and spent as much time in Galveston as he could throughout his life. Paul was the Captain of “Team Cagle” in many Galveston Bay fishing tournaments, none of which resulted in Team Cagle winning anything, but the stories were good.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister, Judy Cagle; and brother, Harry Cagle, Jr. He is survived by his two brothers, Robert and Patrick Cagle; and his three beloved children, Ghislaine Cagle, Gregory (Heather) Cagle, and Chris (Courtney) Cagle. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Colton, Curtis, Collin, and Caroline; and one granddog, Valentine. Paul was especially blessed to have a special relationship with his daughter-in-law Heather Cagle, whom he loved greatly and who never left his side during his illness.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in his name be directed to MD Anderson Cancer Center, gifts.mdanderson.org.

In light of current health and safety concerns, arrangements for a memorial service in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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Richard Cumberland

March 22, 2020


On the first weekend that we bought our place in Galveston we met Paul.

After the usual exchange of pleasantries across the canal he asked if we wanted to go fishing. That afternoon he took us fishing. While we did not catch much that day we made a very good friend. That was seven years ago.

Since that day having very early morning coffee with him was a ritual as well as more fishing trips always with lots of trash talk and his stories that I could never top.

We will all miss him. Going to Galveston will not be the same.

larry muse

March 22, 2020

I met Mr. Cagle when I worked at Goodman Manufacturing company as a Materials Planner. Cagle Lumber was in my supply chain and I interfaced with them many times. One of my co-workers, when she left Goodman, went to work for them and the few times I went to pick her up for lunch I would share stories with the Cagle's! I knew them to be good folks and when I left Goodman I lost contact with the family and the business. I would like to say one thing that proved to me that Mr. Cagle was a professional. We had a few jerks that was my immediate bosses and they tried their hardest to take this company out of our supply chain. Their attempt, led by a jerk, last name Gray, failed because Mr. Cagle rose above and beyond their irresponsible attacks! Sorry to the family for your loss of this gentleman, a business associate and friend!

Harold Coates

March 22, 2020

I am sorry to hear about Paul, we went through grade school, high school and college together. He had a great since of humor and always fun to be with.

Bob Ellenson

March 21, 2020

Paul was my very special friend and neighbor in Galveston.

We caught fish, enjoyed great meals and laughed a lot.

I will miss Paul more than I can express.

Bob

Cindy King

March 19, 2020

Prayers of comfort and healing.

RUSSELL RAIA

March 17, 2020

I miss you my friend. My eulogy will honor you.

Jim Piper

March 12, 2020

I attended grammar school and high school with Paul. He was among the most powerful and memorable personalities I’ve ever met in my entire life. His shyness and bashfulness could not hide what everyone who knew him saw in him: a natural, charismatic leader with a sweet and generous heart. He was my friend. May God bless him.

Jim Piper
Evanston, Illinois

Tina Cagle Dalecki

March 12, 2020

I got to know my Uncle Paul pretty well when he and Aunt Judy moved in with our family. I was 10 years old. He was 20. I had this big stuffed bear named “ Barry”. It was as big as I was. We would play as if Barry was alive. Uncle Paul would put Barry on my bed with a book in its hands like it was reading. I would put Barry at Paul’s place at the table with his fork and napkin in it’s lap. Once he put Barry”on the toilet and draped toilet paper over its paw. This went on for a very long time and it made us both laugh. I loved Uncle Paul. May he Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY