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Jason William Paul

March 18, 1975 October 10, 2018
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Jason William Paul was the 5th son born to Tom & Nancy Paul on March 18th, 1975 at The Dallas Hospital, while the family was living in Salem OR. Shortly after Jason’s birth the family moved to The Dalles where Jason attended Dry Hollow Elementary School.

The family moved to McMinnville in 1986 where Jason attended 5th grade at Adams Elementary School followed by Patton Middle school and MAC High. During his HS years is where Jason developed his love of machines. He excelled in the schools Shop Program and quickly learned he was a natural and could fix anything!

During HS Jason took shop under Dean Wimer and excelled in small engine repair taking first place in Oregon FFA state competition. This was followed by taking third place at the national level.

After graduating from HS in 1993, Jason attended ITT Tech. Jason participated in the NECA IBEW Journeymen Electricians Program and was an apprentice at Nice Electric in McMinnville.
During this time Jason met and Married Michelle Ziegler, they welcomed their first child Brooke Marie in May of 1997. In 2001 they welcomed their 2nd child, Riley James. Shortly after Riley’s birth he began work for the Oregon Department of Corrections at Oregon Correctional Institute in Salem. He became a licensed contractor, starting Jason Paul Electric in March of 2007 and began doing independent work on the recommendations of family and friends.

Jason was a man of strong Christian faith, his church community was very important to him.
Over the years Jason was an active member of the Bethel Baptist Church community where he ran the sound board and was on the security team. Jason also volunteered at the Church on the Hill.

Jason’s belief in helping others extended beyond his community, over the years he donated several gallons of blood to the Red Cross.

Jason was preceded in death by his Brother Tom Hamilton in 2005, and is survived by wife Michelle, their two children Brooke Marie & Riley James Paul, his parents, Tom & Nancy Paul of McMinnville, brothers: Tim Hamilton (Rosemary) Portland; Rick Hamilton (Anne) Washougal; John Paul (Julie) McMinnville; Jeromy Paul (Katie) Sherwood; Joel Paul (Katy) West Linn; Josh Wittrock (Denise) McMinnville, Brother In-Law Jason Ziegler (Rebecca) McMinnville; 5 nieces and 6 nephews, and a countless number of friends and extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Jason Paul McMinnville High School Shop Memorial fund (US Bank DT McMinnville branch) where funds will be used to purchase a piece of equipment in his memory for the McMinnville HS Welding & Wood Working programs. Or the Jason Paul Memorial fund (any Columbia State Bank) where the funds will be used to help pay for funeral costs and his immediate family’s needs.
Macy & Son Funeral Directors are handling services. Funeral will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Baker Creek Community Church, 325 NW Baker Creek Road. A reception will follow in Manley Hall. To leave condolences, visit

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11:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Baker Creek Community Church

325 NE Baker Creek Road
McMinnville, OR 97128

Baker Creek Community Church
325 NE Baker Creek Road McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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