Paul Loren Revis 24, on Wednesday, March 13, passed from this earth to his heavenly home. He was born on November 1, 1994, in Conway, Ark. to Paul A. and Londa Revis. He and his family moved to Houston, Texas, Boise, Idaho, and the Memphis, Tenn. area for several years, but Conway was always "home," and he was thrilled to return to Conway when he was in the 7th grade.
Paul excelled in athletics, and proudly wore the #35 jersey on the Conway Wampus Cat football team. As a linebacker, he was a letterman and loved playing football. While in high school he was very involved in K-Life Ministries and volunteered with Bethlehem House.
After graduating with honors from Conway High School in 2013, Paul followed the long family tradition of service to his country by serving in the United States Army for three and a half years as an artillery cannon crewmember, attaining the rank of Corporal while certifying as an artillery mechanic, U6.
History was a passion of Paul’s, and he chose that for his major at the University of Central Arkansas, where he was a freshman Presidential Scholar at the time of his death. He enjoyed his job in the university’s history department where he was inspired by Ms. Judy Huff and hoped to follow in his father’s footsteps and attend law school.
Paul was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he had been active in the youth group in high school. The Revis family is an outdoor family, and Paul always looked forward to the annual Fourth of July celebration at his grandparent’s Little Red River cabin. He, his brother Sam, and his dad enjoyed providing the fireworks show each year. Kayaking and fishing on the Little Red River with his cousins were also something he always looked forward to, and last summer Paul rescued a fisherman whose boat had overturned in swift waters. The man was pinned against a dock, but Paul’s strength and quick thinking saved the man’s life. Paul was strong and a hard worker and helped with many improvements on his family’s Perry County ranch where he enjoyed hunting, shooting, archery, and working the land with his dad and brother.
Paul was always ready to help all his grandparents with fix-it projects around their homes, and they knew he was always available to them.
Paul is survived by his parents, his brother Sam; his grandparents, Paul N. and Rosalie Revis and Loren and Kitty Wagner, all of Conway; Paul’s aunts, Roslyn (Revis) Grimsley, Lori Wagner, and cousins Mara (Grimsley) George, Alyssa (Grimsley) Donley, Reese Grimsley, Tricia Schiebout, Kate Brauning, Matthew Waymire, Rebekah Johnson, and Lydia Buss, who will miss him immensely.
Funeral Services and a celebration of Paul’s life with military honors will take place on Monday, March 18th at Antioch Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Pastor Joel Studdard officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. till service time. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Roller-McNutt funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the U.C.A. Memorial Endowment Scholarship or the Tidwell Veterans Scholarship (https://uca.edu/giving/ or call 501-450-5288).
OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
Roller-McNutt / Conway
8th and Vine, P.O. Box 249, Conway, AR