Paul Franklin Root

June 29, 1919March 23, 2014

Paul Franklin Root,94, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Kingwood, Texas. Born June 29, 1919 in Weston, Colorado, to Minnie and Francis Root, grew up in Denver, CO. and he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Logan, CO. A veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army for twenty years and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer, W-3, at Fort Ord, California. In 1958 he returned to San Antonio with his family and was employed for twenty years with the City Public Service as the Building Manager for the Villita Assembly Hall.

Paul Franklin was a dedicated husband to Lucille Rose, his wife of 43 years, who preceded him in death, and also his son, Robert Thomas Root, Sr. Survivors include sons, Paul Richard Root; James L. Root (Sharon); Michael G. Root (Caren) and daughter-in-law Juanita Root. Grandchildren include Robert Thomas Root, Jr,; Russell P. Root (Jennifer); Teresa Lucille (Root) Swanson (Mike); and Jennifer Anne Root; Great-grandchildren Patrick Ryan Root; Adriana and John Michael Swanson. Survivors include a sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel, with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. On Friday, March 28, 2014, 1:30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 10703 Wurzbach Rd. Interment will follow at San Fernando Catholic Cemetery #2.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, The American Diabetes Association or Charity of Choice.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Rosary Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 28, 2014

Paul Franklin Root

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Elvira Barrera

March 27, 2014

Paul, my deepest condolences go out to you and the Root family. May the Holy Spirit be with you and give you strength during this time. God is good and will guide your family through this difficult time.
Elvira Puig Barrera

March 27, 2014

Paul and Russell,
We are saddened at the loss of your Father and Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Pat and Jess Aldridge

Kay Parker

March 27, 2014

My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you in the loss of your father. May he remain now in the arms of his Savior, in the heart of the Trinity - united with his wife, son and all our heavenly family. I plan on being with you at the funeral Mass on Friday. God bless all the Root family.

Kay Garrett Parker (high school classmate of Sharon's)

Oscar H. Zaldivar

March 27, 2014

Hello Paul, James, Mike and Family: the Zaldivar family extends our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. He is remembered as a loving father, and a teller of jokes. He kept us laughing and has St. Peter rolling in his Mansion in Heaven. May GOD be with the ROOT family.

Oscar H. Zaldivar

March 26, 2014

Hello Paul:
Terry and I send our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. We all have these crosses to bear within our family and you must be strong during this time of loss. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you this week. Your PBR Brother, Wayne Carter.