Paul John Zuniga of Alba, Texas went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Quitman, Texas.
Paul was born March 25, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas to Pete and Lucia (Farias) Zuniga. He is survived by his wife Twila; sons Daniel Paul Zuniga and wife, Chie; Benjamin Paul Zuniga and wife, Minni; daughters Hannah Lucia Murasko and husband, Colin; Ingrid Nicole Pulvermacher; Rachel Anne Hannabass and husband, Rob; eleven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren; six brothers and six sisters. He was predeceased by his daughter Bridgette Carol Keck.
In his early years, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Later he dedicated himself towards providing for his family and did so with unparalleled work ethic and vigor. He was skilled in his professions and also blessed with intellect and creative genius for all things mechanical. In addition to his professions he was an expert carpenter, leathercrafter, marksman, hunter, fisherman, sailor, martial artist, chili cook-off champion and more.
Of his numerous admirable qualities, first and foremost was his love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was known by all to be genuine and sincere, and these qualities were most evident in his love for the Lord and for his family.
He married on May 17, 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas to Twila (Specht) Zuniga, and he loved his wife for over 37 years of strong and beautiful marriage. He taught his family what unselfish love looks like and gave his children a glimpse of our heavenly Father. He was always there to comfort, correct, instruct and provide for the needs of his children. He loved his family—and being around his family—more than anything else in this world.
All who knew him were in awe of the courage, toughness and sense of humor he displayed throughout his life. He thoroughly enjoyed playing a good prank or winning the upper hand in a fierce card game. He had the strength of a grizzly bear and maintained his strong fighting spirit and faith in Jesus Christ until his last breath.
Visitation is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 am Saturday with funeral services to follow at 10:30 am at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola.
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the
power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.” -Philippians 3:20-21