Paul Ray Eby, 80, of Quapaw, Oklahoma, passed from this life on Thursday, August 24, 2017, peacefully at his home.

Paul was born October 15, 1936 in Peoria, Oklahoma to the union of Elmer and Nellie (McMinn) Eby. Paul served proudly in the United States Air Force as a radio operator on a C130 Globe Master. Paul was united in marriage to Arthella (Bodily) Eby on March 8, 1966, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul was a dock worker for Yellow Freight and built chain link fence for a living. He was a member of the Baxter Springs Masonic Lodge #71 and was a member of the teamsters union. He enjoyed fishing and working outdoors.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert Eby, and Billy Dale Eby; one sister, Judy Schoenals.

Paul is survived by his wife Arthella Eby of the home; son, Doug Eby of Clinton, Utah; daughter, Sheri Stinson and husband Barry of Quapaw, Oklahoma; two sisters, Ruth Imbeau of Quapaw, Oklahoma, and Wanda Castagno of Weir, Kansas; four grandchildren, Anthony Dunaway and wife Jaymie of Columbus, Brittanie Eby of Clinton, Utah, Raylenn Barnett of Clinton, Utah, and Kylee Stinson of Quapaw, Oklahoma; five great grandchildren, Baylee Stinson, Bentlie and Keplyn Zook, and Phoebe Dunaway.

Paul has been entrusted to Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel for cremation. A Private service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.