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Paul Tex Gottal


Paul Tex Gottal, 92, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on March 3, 2018, at The Village Hospice House in The Villages, Florida.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois and served his country in the United States Army.

Following his service to country, he made a career of being a locksmith, working in a restaurant and being a bus driver. Paul was a man that lived quite frugally and owned very little.  However, he was very generous to various organizations and did what he could to help as many as possible. Cooking was one of the things that brought a great deal of pleasure to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Rose Gottal and his sister, Pauline. Paul is survived by his sons, Paul (Ana) Gottal, Jr. of Garland, Texas and Brian Keith (Josephine) Gottal of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Donna (Sam) Giovingo of The Villages, Florida; sister, Rose Craft of Sun City, Florida; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He will be interred at Bay Pines National Cemetery, with Military Honors, at 10:00AM on Friday, March 23, 2017.

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  • Christine Cilley says:

    I knew Paul from the Peterborough and just wanted to let you know that I am sorry for your loss. I am so pleased that I got to know him over the last few years. I know this last surgery took it’s toll on him and I am happy that he no longerhas to suffer discomfort or pain. I hope Paul is dancing in heaven! May God bless you all!