Paul Allen Pletcher, 94, of Pampa, entered into Glory with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in Pampa.
Celebration services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Albert Maggard, pastor at First Pentecostal Holiness Church and family members Pastor John Bailey, Pastor Kevin Creed, and Pastor Scott Barton, officiating. Burial will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ochiltree Cemetery in Perryton under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mr. Pletcher was born on March 13, 1927 in Perryton to Paul Odessa and Alice Beatrice Kile Pletcher. Paul Allen attended school in Perryton, graduating from high school at the age of 16. He later attended The Apostolic Faith Bible School in Baxter Springs, Kansas, where he met the love of his life, Bonnie June Schrimpf. They were married on May 30, 1951 and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year. Together they served in many areas of ministry. They spent thirteen years working in Mexico as missionaries. Over the course of his lifetime, Paul Allen pastored several churches and was instrumental in planting many more. He served as a Bible professor in two schools: The agricultural Bible School of Puebla, Mexico and Midwest Bible institute in the United States. Paul Allen traveled through many states in both countries speaking in churches and holding evangelistic meetings. He led his children in word and in deed, teaching the value of a life of service and faithfulness to God. Paul Allen and Bonnie not only raised six children of their own, they also welcomed into their home and mentored several other young people in their time of need. He attended the First Pentecostal Holiness Church for the last 20 years. A plaque with the following expression hung for years in his parents’ house. “Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” The influence Paul Allen had and the people he led to the Lord shall live on eternally. “They who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Henry Franklin Pletcher and Thomas Edward Pletcher; his sisters, Bertha Mae Owens and Roberta Alice McClenathan; and his first grandson, Johnathan Andrew Bailey.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Bonnie Pletcher of the home; his son, Timothy Pletcher and wife Hilda of Pampa; five daughters, Janeva Bailey and husband John of Waxhaw, North Carolina, Joyce Creed and husband Kevin of Cordell, Oklahoma, Marilyn Tillery and husband Edward of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Myrna Pletcher of Pampa, and Rebecca Barton and husband Scott of Eldon, Missouri; two brothers, Floyd Pletcher and wife Judy of Canyon and Dale Pletcher and wife Nancy of Galveston; 8 grandchildren, Johanna Boyes and husband Peter of Waxhaw, North Carolina, Carillion Thiessen and husband Aaron of Corn, Oklahoma, Cameron Creed of Cordell, Oklahoma, Caleb Creed and wife Ashley of Norman, Oklahoma, Carolyn Buller and husband Jeremy of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Briana Bean and husband Bracy of Springfield, Missouri, Barak Barton of Lebanon, Missouri and Bodin Barton and wife Jessie of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorials may be made to Assemblies of God Ministries - The Suffering Church, 1445 N Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802.