He was born Sept. 16, 1932 in Oklahoma City, Okla. , second to the youngest of six children of Lucille and Paul Harrup, Sr. He graduated from Waco High School and earned a degree in Business and Finance from Baylor University. He also served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. As a resident of Athens, he established Harrup and Company Insurance and Real Estate Business. Paul served on many civic committees and was an active member in the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. He was a Master Mason, thirty-second degree Scottish Rite and Shriner of the Tyler Court Royal Order of Jesters of the Sharon Temple Shrine. He was a member of the Salesmanship Club of Tyler and First Baptist Church of Mabank. Paul will be remembered for his terrific sense of humor and the ability to tell a joke. His office kept an open door for friends or anyone else who would engage in a hearty political discussion.
Paul is susrvived by his wife, Jean; sons Paul Harrup III, McKinney, Angus Harrup and wife Tinika, Highland Village; daughter Mary Kay Webb and husband Gary, Charleston, S. C.; two step-children, Lisa Perkins and husband Joe, Layne Atherton and wife Gina, Mabank; grandchildren Ian and Ava Harrup, Emily Perkins, Bo and Caleb Atherton; sisters Louise McCall, Phoenix, AZ., Katherine Sutton and husband Lee, Shreveport, LA., Eleanor Teel, Tulsa, OKla.; brother Steve Harrup and wife Peggy, Waco; numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Courtney Arford, Greg Arford, Andrew Teel, Monty Harrup, David Teel, Paul Teel, and Robert Sutton.
Honorary pallbearers include Kerry Harris, Kelly Harris, Caleb Atherton, Mark Campbell, Joe Dan Perkins, and Bo Atherton.
Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 2013 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Athens with Rev. Brent Tucker officiating.
Interment will follow in Athens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.