September 16, 2021
Paul Edward Pumphrey was born Oct. 27, 1955, the son of Jack and Myrth Tullar Pumphrey in Kansas City, Kan. The family moved from Kansas to Shreveport, La., before making their home in Houston, Texas, when Paul was small.
Even as a young boy, Paul never considered himself a Texan. He was proud to be from Kansas, and he considered Jewell County his home long before he moved there. He spent as much time as possible with his grandparents, Jewell farmers, Vic and Mary Tullar, before moving "home" to complete his senior year at Jewell High School. He traded his long hair for a pair of pliers an...