Crispin Warner Paul DDS

September 21, 1941August 7, 2017

Dr. Crispin Warner Paul was born September 21, 1941, in Rock Hill, SC, the son of William and Vera Paul. He passed away August 7, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. Cris is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ginger, and two children: Virginia Peyton Rogers (Dean) of Breckenridge, CO, and Crispin Michael Paul (Anjanette) of Atlanta, GA. and one grandson, Turner Glen Rogers, of Breckenridge.

Cris was a proud graduate of Wofford College, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order, and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Upon graduation from dental school he served in the United States Navy for two years, including duty in Vietnam with the 3rd Marine Division in 1967-68. He was blessed to meet Ginger McDonough in San Francisco in 1969 and they were married in her hometown of Dallas in 1970. Shortly afterward Ginger and Cris moved to Dunwoody, GA, where Cris opened his dental practice in 1971. He retired from his practice of restorative dentistry in 2006. The Pauls have been lifelong residents of Dunwoody.

Cris was a devoted and faithful follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather. He was an avid reader, fisherman, bridge player, and golfer. Cris and his family were long time involved members of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church and Cris served as a member of Vestry. Professionally, he was extremely proud of his association with the Pankey Institute of Advanced Dentistry in Key Biscayne, FL, where he served as an instructor and mentor for many years and later president of the Board of Trustees. He truly loved his long time office staff and wonderful patients, many of whom became close friends. After retirement Cris and Ginger enjoyed travelling and spending parts of the year in Vero Beach, Asheville, and Breckenridge (especially after Turner came along in 2015).

Visitation will be at H. M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd. NE, Sandy Springs from 1-3 PM on Thursday, August 10th. Services will be on Friday, August 11th, at 2 PM, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4755 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody.

In lieu of flowers, Cris requested that memorials may be made to 410 Bridge ( or 3955 Marconi Drive Ste. 205 / Alpharetta GA 30005) and the American Cancer Society ( or P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123).

Cris will be sorely missed by his family and friends.


  • Friends are cordially invited to a vissitation with the family Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • Memorial Services Celebrating the Life Friday, August 11, 2017

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Wally Fridy

August 24, 2017

I certainly enjoyed being with Chris at Wofford and catching up with him again at Biltmore Forest country club.He enjoyed life and was great to be around. He will be missed.

Eric Amacher

August 16, 2017

Dr. Paul had his office in a building owned by my parents, Fred and Ramona Amacher. I am proud to say that he was my dentist growing up, and even into my early adulthood until I left Dunwoody in 1995. I will always remember his gentle way, his soothing voice, and infectious smile. I was so very fond of him growing up, that I felt guilty when I had a cavity. It was just so terrible to think I had somehow disappointed him. What a wonderful man! Our family was Blessed to know him.

Warmest sympathies,

Eric Amacher

Rene McMenamin

August 16, 2017

Dear Ginger. Rich and I were so sorry to hear about Cris. He was such a nice person and a good man. My sympathy to you and your entire family.
Rene McMenamin

Brian Burkart

August 12, 2017

Ginger, We were so sorry o hear of Chris' passing. We enjoyed his and your friendship and our days golfing at Hawk's Nest. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Brian and Sue Powell

August 10, 2017

Cris was our dentist for many years and we called him our friend. He took care of our whole family, children and grands for many years. He will be truly missed. "The Jaggears Family"

Cam Iuliucci

August 9, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cam Iuliucci

Linda Goldstein

August 9, 2017

We are so very saddened to hear of Cris' passing. Friends for many years as well as Linda being his long time patient, we find it difficult to believe this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ginger and Cris' children, grandson and friends. A good man has left us. May God bring peace and comfort to all who knew and loved Cris.
Linda and Gordon Goldstein
Solana Beach, CA
Tarpon Springs, FL

Jo Ann Ford

August 9, 2017

Dear Ginger and family--you are very much in my thoughts and prayers. Cris was a kind and caring man. It was always a joy to be around him at St. Patrick's as well as in his office. I well remember the night Kent got a tooth knocked out playing soccer and Cris came back to the office to care for him and calm down an overwrought mother. May he rest in peace. The Rev. Jo Ann T. Ford (formerly Smith)

Patti Halstead-Jude

August 9, 2017

Dear Ginger and family,
I was so sad this morning to read of your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you as you grieve!
Though I did not know Chris well, I always knew he was well-loved and respected by our St Patrick's community and will be missed.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory!
I wish you peace & comfort,

Patti Halstead-Jude

Marge Ronco

August 9, 2017

Dear Ginger and family,

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'll always remember how welcome Cris made us feel when we came to Biltmore Forest. Although we didn't see him often, I knew he was "behind the scene" talking great care of us. Sending hugs and love your way.