Paul Franklin Bristow

July 10, 1939November 9, 2020

Paul F. Bristow of Shawnee, OK passed from this life on November 9, 2020.

Paul was born July 10, 1939 to Frank and Bessie (Moreland) Bristow in Shawnee, OK. Paul met the love of his life, Clara Whiteside while visiting her father in McLoud, OK. Paul and Clara were married on February 21, 1958 in Seminole, OK.

During his life Paul had been a freelance photographer, worked for the WPA Program, on the railroad with his father, for the Dairy Farmers Association, drove a truck for RC Cola, spent several years at S&S feed, and welding and building trailers at Stewart Wholesale.

Paul spent later years caring for his mother and father.

In 2002 Paul assumed the position as pastor of the church his father built, The South Rock Creek Independent Church of God.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, one brother William Alonzo Bristow and one nephew.

Paul is survived by his wife Clara of the home. Five children- Terry (Diana) Bristow of Shawnee, Donna Warren of Shawnee, Kenneth (Linda) Bristow of Shawnee, Tammy (Eldon Trent) Gentry of Shawnee, and Jason Bristow of Shawnee. Eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. One sister, Eunice Bush of McLoud, two nieces and one nephew and several extended family and extended church family and friends.



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 16, 2020

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Sharon Ohagan

November 16, 2020

Wished i could of been there love yall guys so sorry

Wayne &Linda Sloan

November 16, 2020

Very sorry for the loss such a good and kind man. Lots of good memories of Paul and the church

Lloyd Mclaughlin

November 14, 2020

The time you gave me and my wife a ride to the Chinese restaraunt. It was raining and cold. You gave me a time and you came and picked us up and took us home. That was the most neighborly thing anyone has done for me. Inviting me into your church and introducing me to God again. Thank you. Prayers to all your family during this tough time.

Wanda Barton

November 11, 2020

I am so sorry to read of your dad’s passing; know mine and Bobby’s thoughts and prayers are with you and each family member as you endure this sad event.

Shantel and Pat McCray

November 11, 2020

Always remembered spending Easter out at the church and having easter dinner. We are so sorry for your loss. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers

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