PAYNE –Paul Bruce Elick, age 87, of Payne,  passed away at home Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Bruce was born in Payne on Jan. 8, 1933, a son of the late Beulah Pauline (McGrew) and Paul Alfred Elick.

He was a 1951 Payne High School graduate and proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt. in the Korean War.  Bruce worked in communications for AT&T, was a member of the Payne American Legion, Paulding County Chapter of OGS and lifetime member and local union steward for the Communications Workers of America.

Bruce will be sadly missed by his children, David (Dawn) Elick, Jennifer (Allan) Martin & Scott (Gina) Elick; grandchildren, Jordan, Joslyn, Parker, Hunter, Steven & Kayla.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy (Omasta); son, Chris; brothers, David & George Lynn Elick & daughter-in-law, Lisa Elick.

His funeral service is 10 a.m., with viewing one hour prior on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

Viewing is also Friday, 4 - 7 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

He will be laid to rest at Wiltsie Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorials are to The Rock.

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