October 8, 1941 - February 6, 2017
Paul Gettys, 75, known to family and friends as Fuzz, died peacefully at his home in Allen, Texas on February 6, 2017 after a long illness, which was bravely fought.
Fuzz leaves behind his wife, Linda; daughters, Julie Piller (Andy) of California, Kentucky, Kristin Grimm (Greg) of St. Petersburg, Florida; and son, Blake Gettys (April) of Eagle River, Alaska. In addition, he is survived by step-daughter, Tracy Coker (Troy) of Friendswood, Texas and step-son, Chris Parks (Ashley) of Lucas, Texas as well as 8 grandchildren. Paul also leaves 3 brothers, Norb, Bob, and Pat Gettys and 2 sisters, Jane Montgomery and Joyce Wagner along with many nieces and nephews.
Fuzz was the oldest of 6 children born to Paul and Emorillis Gettys in Covington, Kentucky. As a young boy he was passionate about hunting and fishing and enjoyed living on lakes in Wisconsin and Texas. His boyhood passion followed him to adulthood and he spent many hours in numerous states enjoying the outdoors.
After serving in the United States Army, Fuzz had a successful career in law enforcement as a local policeman in Dayton, Ohio and as an agent for the US Treasury Department.
A memorial service will be held at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church, 100 Old Indian Trail in Tool, Texas on March 4, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate or Hospice Select of Dallas 12068 Forestgate Drive, Dallas, Texas 75243.
The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during Fuzz’s journey.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252