Paul William Owen

May 30, 1971February 20, 2021

Paul William Owen, 49, of Austin, Texas, passed away on February 20, 2021 at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

Paul was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas on May 30, 1971. He graduated from Round Rock High School and reveled in playing football. Paul graduated from Texas A&M where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. He worked for Sunstate Equipment in Austin for over 14 years.

Paul’s two sons were the most important thing to him. His next love was sports. He was always ready to talk about or watch his favorite sports teams Texas A&M, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, and the Dallas Stars or any other team if his favorites were not playing.

Paul is survived by his two sons, Kyle and Tanner Owen of Austin and his parents Carolyn and Steve Kyzar also of Austin. He is also survived by his favorite aunt, Patricia Lednicky, and his favorite Lednicky cousins, as well as other aunts, uncles, cousins, and personal and work friends.

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Bryan Paxton

February 28, 2021

I knew Paul through my brother, Corey, and his running buddies, Doug Williams and Paul Thiessen. Although a couple years younger than me, these guys were always making time and trouble together, and I would occasionally tag along. Dragon Football was our common denominator and I can say Owen was one of the most committed and hardworking hogs I had the chance to get to know. I always remember his smiley face that also had a look of underlying “troublemaker” to it. He was never one to shy away from a cold beer with friends and sharing laughter with those around him. He genuinely enjoyed life with a heart of gold — loyal and genuine through and through. Pouring out a cold beer for you, my friend. Rest easy in your Father’s arms, brother. Much love and prayers to you, Kyle and Tanner — be proud of who he was and continue to carry his spirit with you.

Kim Elder

February 27, 2021

To Kyle and Tanner.
Your dad was just an amazing guy. Funny. A pain in the butt because he would tease me. But he would absolutely be the first to protect me and stand up for me. He was the best friend of my high school sweetheart Doug Williams. When I went to college and Doug to the marines, Paul went to college with me our first year. I can absolutely believe that he was the best dad and loved you to the end of the earth. I loved him. I was annoyed by him. But I appreciated his amazing loving heart.
Paul, rest in the arms of heaven my sweet boy!!

Vince Deli

February 27, 2021

I don’t know where to start? Paul and I became friends through work before Sunstate. Once he came to work with the Sunstate family, we got closer through the years. I always knew that I could go to Paul for anything. We made a lot of fantastic memories over the 20 years we knew each other. You will be truly missed my friend! Till we meet again!!!

Angie Zuniga

February 25, 2021

Paul and I worked together for many years at Sunstate. He helped out wherever and whenever he could in many different roles over the years. Paul was someone I always called to get things done or when I needed help. I didn’t have to say much and somehow Paul knew how to fix things. He wouldn’t explain how he would, he would simply say “I’ll take care of it” and he did! I respected Paul and I believe he respected me. He let me know I could call him directly if I needed anything so I usually bypassed the counter and called him on his cell phone! He may have regretted those words. :)
Paul was a gentle giant with a sweet smile and a big heart. I miss you Paul. I’m sorry I never got a chance to tell you how much I cared and thought of you. Love you Big Guy! Soar with the Eagles! - God bless you. My condolences to you family and loved ones.

Martin Zamarripa

February 25, 2021

I met Paul as a freshman in high school. We participated in the same sports all 4 years. He was a great friend and great teammate. Had a lot of good laughs with him...some great memories. I remember going with him and his mother to the Texas DPS office for his behind the wheel driving test when he turned 16. He failed. lol. He's was the only person I ever knew to fail the driving test. He was pretty bummed. His mom was in total disbelief. But he had a great attitude about it, and we laughed about it...a lot!!! He did return and passed it eventually...and we laughed even more. He always tried to do his best. If he didn't succeed the first time, he'd do it until it was spot on!!

I wish we'd stayed in touch since those days at Round Rock High. Thank you, Paul. Thanks for being such a great memory during one of the best times in my life.

Johnny Carter

February 25, 2021

I’ve known Paul since early high school.I love him like a brother and even though we do not talk on a daily basis when we get together it’s always like we never have been a part. His love for his sons is very evident and how he participated in everything they were involved in. There’s nobody more than I trust in this world and know that he always had my back.Paul is an outstanding man. He will be missed by so many. Love you brother miss you Godspeed.


February 25, 2021

Paul and I became good friends in junior high-I think when he first moved to the neighborhood that fed into our school. It was a lifetime ago, until something like this happens. Then all of the memories are there in front of you. Memories of a different time and place. Girls. Cars. Music. He was a drummer. I was a bass player. Maybe that’s why we got each other. Our lives were uncertain. Everything was unexpected. We lost touch after high school. It’s good to see the memories here of others to help fill in the gaps. I’m sorry I didn’t say this sooner - I miss you, Paul.

John Jones

February 24, 2021

Paul, what a great man. Met Paul through Sunstate in 2013 had the pleasure of him dispatching and working with me as he came to help our market. What I enjoyed most was his no bull and he was a black and white kinda guy. He will be missed, he’s got big shoes to fill. God bless and prayers for all his friends and family.

Noah Wallace

February 24, 2021

This has crushed me I grew up with everyone here from Sunstate. Some of these guys were my best friends when I was 6 years old but Paul was like another father to me. Always had cool stuff and snacks and funny stories. I was so proud I made it full circle to actually work for him at one point.. I’m devastated this has happened but no matter what happens he’s still family and sunstate will forever be a family.

Ed & Nicole Welch

February 24, 2021

We were so sorry to hear for the loss of Paul. Through Sunstate so many friendships were created including this one. He was someone to listen and talk to when you had something on your mind. He was taken too quickly from this world but his memory will not be forgotten.