Paul Haubold, Jr., son of Bengelene Brewer Haubold and the late Paul Edward Haubold, Sr., was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 13, 1950, and passed away at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on September 23, 2015, at the age of 64 years, 10 months and 10 days.
Paul was raised in Marston, Missouri and graduated from Lilbourn High School in 1968. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1972. His career in law enforcement started in West Plains, Missouri in 1973 after graduating from the Police Academy. In 1976 he began working for the Dexter Police Department and was promoted to Shift Sergeant. In February 1979 he started a new career in transportation. In December 1987 he rejoined the Dexter Police Department as a reserve officer and in 2002 was appointed Acting Chief of Police and in November 2002 was promoted to Police Chief. He retired as Chief of Police on November 5, 2010. He went back to the transportation industry and was an employee of PTI Trucking in Sikeston.
He was a member of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, an active member of the Dexter Elks Lodge, and had served on the Stoddard County 911 Board, serving as Secretary-Treasurer. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and the Missouri National Guard.
On August 18, 1984 he was married to Tonja R. Lambert of Puxico, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Tonja R. Haubold of Dexter, Missouri; one daughter, Amber Mae Womble of Dexter, Missouri; four grandchildren, Peyton Baran, Eva Baran, Jade Baran and Gaje Ward all of Dexter; one sister, Llana Sue Pratt of Jefferson City, Missouri; one niece and one nephew. Other friends and relatives also survive. He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Joyce McCammon.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Monday September 28, 2015, at 11:00 am at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Kenneth Lambert of Bloomfield and Michael M. Cammon of Kennett, Missouri officiating.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full military honors. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.