He was a member of the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He was retired from the Atlantic Union Conference of SDA as director of education. He enjoyed coin collecting, reading, swimming and he loved singing and music.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ned R. and Myrtie Lee Kilgore; sister, Helen Jacome; and brother, Gene Kilgore.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Kilgore of Cleveland; children: Dixie Lee Lysinger (Walt) of Yuba City, Calif., Reggie Paul Kilgore (Vicki) of Sand Mountain, Ala., and Penny Christine Kennedy (Howard) of Cleveland; one grandchild, Carrie Dunks (Eric) of Oregon City, Ore.; eight stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Dwight Herod officiating.
The family requests memorials be made to the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist School in honor of Paul. Memorials may be sent to the school at 300 Westview Drive, N.E., Cleveland, TN 37312.
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Kilgore family guest book at www.fikefh.com.