Paul Wayne Findley

Paul W. Findley, 84, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. Paul, son of the late William R and Ruth Courtney (Gilmore) Findley, was born August 8, 1939, in Lawrence, Kansas, and was the youngest of seven children.

Paul lived in Lawrence all of his life. He attended Pinckney Elementary School, Lawrence Junior High, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1957. He married Virginia Lee Coffman on November 18, 1962, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Paul joined the Lawrence Fire Department on December 1, 1960, and served for thirty years, rising to the rank of Major, and retiring in December of 1990. He also worked at the City of Lawrence Street Department as a mechanic, and as a Gas Meter Reader for the Lawrence Gas Company, later Black Hills Energy. Paul enjoyed Model Railroading and was also a past member of the Elks Lodge of Lawrence.

Survivors include his wife Virginia; and two sons: Troy R (Jennifer) Findley of Topeka, Kansas; Kyle W Findley of Lawrence, Kansas; and one grandson, Zachary. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine (Findley) Crowl and Dorothy (Findley) Koger; and four brothers, Bill Findley, James Findley, Frank Findley, and David Findley.

A graveside service with inurnment will be Friday, April 12, 2024 at 11am at Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie. The family requests no flowers, and that memorial contributions be made in Paul’s name to Visiting Nurses Hospice (VNA) in the care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.