Paul Ray Pliler, Sr., 76 – Passed October 15, 2018

Paul Ray Pliler, Sr. of Cabool, Missouri, departed this world at the age of 76 on October 15, 2018 to join many loved ones in Heaven.

He was born on June 15, 1942 in West Plains, Missouri, the son of Paul Patrick and Ruby Pearl (Cravins) Pliler. Paul always called Missouri home even though he grew up traveling through many states picking fruit.

Paul was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. His love for his family was unmeasurable and he will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Paul was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Adam Pliler; his parents, Paul and Ruby; his stepmother, Marie; and one sister, Ruby Strawn.

He is survived by three sisters, Bonnie, Devin and Jannie; one brother, Sam; five sons, Paul Ray, Jr., Michael Wayne, Kevin Jay, Jessie Glen and John Christopher; one daughter, Tamala Jean Cowen; one stepdaughter, Jenna Rae; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018, at New Hope Cemetery at Peace Valley, Missouri, with Delbert Gayer officiating. Pallbearers were Shane Wallace, Dakota Bates, Mark Bowen, Kevin Pliler and Jessie Pliler. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Pliler, Jr., Michael Pliler and Chris Pliler. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at