Paul "Red" Edwin Hynes

September 9, 1939August 22, 2013
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Paul Edwin “Red” Hynes, born Sept. 9, 1939 in Sulphur and most recently of Weatherford, Texas, passed away August 22, at the Forum in Houston, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 1957, where he was a stand-out football player. He continued his football career at Louisiana Tech, where his on-field contributions resulted in being named to Tech’s “All-Century Team” in 2001. He played two seasons with the New York Titans of the fledgling AFL. After injuries sidelined him permanently, he began a globe-trotting career in the oil business as an off shore pipe line engineer, working for Jay Ray McDermott and Brown and Root, in the North Sea and Persian Gulf. While with Brown & Root, he developed at least one patentable innovation for offshore applications. He later formed his own consulting firms, working in the North Sea and Southeast Asia. He enjoyed traveling and had many friends and colleagues throughout the world, but he was a Louisiana boy at heart--an avid outdoorsman, who was particularly fond of duck hunting, and knew how to “laissez les bons temps rouler.” “Red’s” grilling exploits are legendary within his family—to this day his grandsons know that you don’t start the grill unless you’ve got sausage ready to put on the coals. He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and “Eddie”, brother, George (Shirley), and former wife, Cherry Chapman, originally from West Monroe, LA. Paul is survived by his children: Paul, Jr. (Lisa), Kansas City, Missouri; Holly(Mark) Carrigan, Houston, Texas; and Jeffrey(Tina), Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren Taylor, Daniel, Madison, Michael, Haley, Cooper, John Paul, Campbell Carrigan, and Kendall; nieces and nephews; Karen Swinney, Ft. Worth, Texas; Randy (Julie) Hynes, Weatherford, Texas; Lynn Hynes, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; great-nephews; Colt, Jake and Spencer; great-niece, Jennifer. His Funeral service will be 11am Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will be from 9am until service Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens in Lake Charles, LA. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Russ Warwick

October 31, 2016

I lived with Paul and Bill in Jakarta for a year around 1989 or so. Paul was great. We share the same birthday Sept 9....and made our way around the bars celebrating. A great friend. Russ Warwick.

Sirl Vice

September 4, 2013

My brother Richard and I grew up with Paul at the Sulphur Mines, he spent many a night in our house on Front Street at the Mines and the Hynes and Vice family spent many vacations together at Harvey Brown's Camp on the river, a great time of growing up together with all the Mines kids! Til we meet again God bless your family!

Suzanne Roberts

September 4, 2013

I knew Paul in childhood and was proud to be his girlfriend for part of our high school and college years. He was full of life and so much fun to be with. Although I knew him as a kind and generous person, I did not realize until much later that Paul was one of the kindest people I've ever known. He was always concerned for the welfare of his friends; and, never once, did I hear him say anything unkind about or to another person. His devilment was the result of enthusiasm for life and love for people. I'm thankful he was part of my life. I'm proud that he and his wife Cherry raised a wonderful family and that he enjoyed much success.

God bless you, Paul! Say hello to all the people we know in God's House. It was a joyful privilege to know you.

Suzanne Fuller Roberts

September 3, 2013

Sad news. I knew Paul had departed Jakarta some years ago and headed back to Texas, but was not aware he was in the Houston area.

Ron Jensen, Houston

Wanda Avery/Kelsay

September 2, 2013

I remember Paul well from high school. He was well known and well liked by everyone at school. Paul, you will be remembered! To the family, sorry for your loss.

Paul Loup

September 2, 2013

As a Freshman footballer at Sulphur High in 1956, I idolized Paul Hynes who was in his Senior year. Both his presence and his football prowess, especially his performance in the 1956 Lake Charles High game deservedly lionized the next day by the American Press sports writer, Truman Stacey.

My condolences to his entire family and friends.

Esther Howard

September 2, 2013

From Jack & Esther Howard,
There is not enough time in out life time to say thank you to Paul & Eddie, ( Paul's father,) for all they did to help Jack get through Tech as a married father of two. We loved them both & cared very much about their well being because we considered them to be part of our family.
Jack likes to tell the story about he & Paul having a fight in the 3rd grade. Jack learned then that it didn't matter who won, it still hurt the same and never had another fight.
It's easy to joke about such things at Paul's death because in my ear I can hear Paul's laugh. That's what Paul was all about. The lighter side of life.
We will see you later, our Friend.

Carol Clausen Keever

September 1, 2013

My late husband Bill "Billy" Keever followed 3 years behind Paul onto the football fields of Sulphur High School and Louisiana Tech. He went ahead of Paul this time, however, and I am sure will be glad to be reunited with a former respected friend and teammate. Sulphur was the starting point for a couple of really special men who left quite an impression on all who knew them, and will be remembered and sorely missed.

August 31, 2013

With deepest sympathy to all the family from
Brown & Root Retirees Association


August 31, 2013

My deepest condolence to the family. Paul will be missed dearly by all. Take heart. Romans 15:33