Paul Alexander Bozeman of Quitman, Texas passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. He was born on August 24, 1930 in Dallas and grew up in Ennis and Forney. He worked in the oil business for Standard Oil Co. in Casper, Wyoming; Magnolia Oil Co. and Texaco Inc. in Dallas and Midland; and later for Houston Oil and Minerals before becoming a partner and land man for High Plains Exploration in Midland. He last worked for Kerr-McGee in Midland and was a contractor for Wood County Electric Cooperative in Quitman.
He was active in the Presbyterian Church in Midland and a member of First United Methodist Church of Quitman. He was the International Lions Club District 2A-1 Governor in Midland in 1976-77 and worked for the Lions eye bank. He later had seven cornea transplants.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Mamie Dan Dietz Bozeman; a brother, Dan Moore; two sisters, Alice Murlene Tally and Bennie Jo Trott, and great-nephew, Christopher Trott. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Miller Bozeman and daughter, Vicki Laura Bozeman; nephew, Dan Trott and Rose; niece, Paula Trott Foucheck and Kip; great-nephew, Joseph Trott and Analisa; great-nephew Shea Foucheck; and great-great niece, Brooklyn Trott, Shayla Trott, and great-great nephew, Jack Trott.
A memorial service will be held later in the summer.