Paul Owen Sprinkle
October 14, 1924 – July 29, 2020
Paul Owen Sprinkle of Clinton MS, caring husband, and loving father passed from his earthly life on July 29, 2020, at the age of 95. Paul was born on October 14, 1924, to Lafe and Dottie Sprinkle in the southern Indiana town of Edwardsport.
As a child growing up during the Great Depression he learned the lessons of hard work and thrift to not only survive but thrive in his chosen career of farming. As WW II engulfed the world it called for so many sacrifices to the people of America. He learned that his country needed not only soldiers but also farmers. So, with more determination than ever, he continued to farm and succeed with his father and brothers. On March 18, 1944, Paul married his childhood sweetheart Barbara Jean Frazier. Together they raised one daughter, Sherry Lea. It was soon after he had started his family that Paul began an additional career in real estate in Vincennes, Indiana. Due to his dedication to hard work, diligence, and honesty he excelled in this endeavor as well as continuing his first love of farming. Because of the respect, he earned in every community in which he lived, he served on numerous boards of agricultural, business, and financial organizations from Knox county Indiana to Clay and Holmes counties in Mississippi. ln 1962, Paul, Barbara, and Sherry moved to West Point, Mississippi to try his hand at southern farming. Once again he was very successful in this venture developing "Pasheba Farm" near West Point, Mississippi into a showplace of beauty and production. Paul was well known for his ability to take a marginal tract of land and through relentless efforts in soil and water conservation practices, as well as good farming and hard work, turn the property into a productive well-organized farm. ln 1971, due to health concerns for Barbara, Paul and Barbara returned to Vincennes. While there, Paul couldn't resist the lure of the land so he purchased and farmed land near Champagne, Illinois. However, his love for Mississippi and the South called him back, so he returned and developed yet another farm in Holmes county and once again became a well-respected member of the Lexington Mississippi business and agricultural community.
It can be said with certainty that Paul loved God, loved his family and he loved the land. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. It can also be said that everyone who knew Paul loved and respected him and are thankful for his full and generous life.
Paul is preceded in death by wife, Barbara, and two brothers, Ralph and Mike Sprinkle. He is also preceded in death by his second wife, Allison Burchfield Sprinkle of Kosciusko and third wife, Louise D. Sprinkle of Jackson. He is survived by his present wife, Sheryl Steele Sprinkle of Clinton MS, his daughter, Sherry Lea Dallas (Rick), granddaughter, Barbara Dallas Cunningham (Scott) of Madison, MS and great-grandchildren, Dallas and Ava Cunningham, both students at Mississippi State University.
A private graveside service will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington, Mississippi.
The family would like to express their appreciation to all the caregivers at Beau Ridge Memory Care and Brookdale Senior Living, Clinton for their excellent care.
Private Graveside Service
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Paul Owen Sprinkle
Jo Ann Sprinkle Haines
August 2, 2020
Sherry and Barbara, there are no words that can express my feelings. Uncle Paul was a special man. He called us every year on holidays. Stay in touch....Jo Ann
August 2, 2020
So sorry to hear of your father passing, Sherry. He certainly lead a wonderful, productive life and is now reaping his rewards in Heaven! Love and prayers from me and Ed.
bob and veva gilfoy
July 31, 2020
We knew Mr. Sprinkle when he resided in Holmes County, where he was known as a man of truth and honor. He loved the Lord and his family dearly. God bless you in the loss of this gentleman.