Paul Andrew Slovacek was born August 11, 1947 to Elma Grace Greathouse and Adolph Joseph Slovacek, Jr. He grew up in the First Baptist Church of Bryan and graduated high school at Allen Military Academy in 1965, lettering in football. Paul then received his associate’s degree from Allen Military Academy in May of 1967. He attended A&M University for a brief time and then attended Sam Houston State University where he pursued his bachelor’s degree and met his future wife on a blind date. They married on New Year’s Eve in 1971. Paul also was a member of the Texas National Guard during the Vietnam War. They eventually settled down and had two children in Houston, TX.
Paul had a love of sports and had a great sense of humor. He was considered a gentle giant of sorts. He never met a person he didn’t like and would often strike up conversations with complete strangers. He loved his family and every aspect of their life. He will be remembered for his jokes, his words of wisdom and his love of books. He loved sports, especially football and baseball. The Houston Astros was his favorite baseball team. Any football game he could watch on TV was fine by him, it really didn’t matter who played.
Paul passed away on Saturday, August 13th, two days after his 69th birthday in Houston Northwest Hospital. He leaves behind his wife, Lenore, of 44 years; a son, Tim Slovacek of Houston, and daughter and her husband, Clarisa and Nick Carroll of Houston. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, who were his pride and joy: Christopher, Ryan, Anastasia and Natasha, all from Houston, TX. He also leaves behind a brother, Ed Slovacek and his wife, Dianna, three nephews, two nieces and many great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as several cousins.
His memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bryan on Thursday, August 18th at 10 a.m. Paul will be buried in Providence Baptist Cemetery near Caldwell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in his honor be made to the American Heart Association.
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