Paul Eugene Napper

  • Born: February 10, 1925
  • Died: January 19, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul Eugene Napper, age 93, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019, in San Antonio. He was born on February 10, 1925, in Springfield, Missouri, to parents, Nellie M. and Elmer Eugene Napper.

Gene graduated from Jefferson High School in 1942 and Texas A&M University in 1946. Paul served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Pacific Theater. He operated Kindell Tire Company and was later a Service Advisor for Cavender Automotive Group. Paul was very active at his church, Manor Baptist Church, later becoming First Mexican Baptist Church, where he was honored as Deacon Emeritus.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Annie Ruth Cooner Napper.

Gene is survived by his sons, Larry C. Napper (Mary Linton), Gary Eugene Napper (Terri), and Bill J. Napper; grandchildren, Tracey Priddy (Carl), John David Napper (Angela), and Robert Eugene Napper (Whitney); 5 great grandchildren; and dear friend, Doran Dennis.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 10:00 A.M., at First Mexican Baptist Church, 201 Meredith Drive. Pastor Flores will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VITAS Hospice or First Mexican Baptist Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Paul had a very special place in the life of our son,
Colin McDonald, during our time at Manor Baptist "Church. I am sure many parents feel the same . Paul was such an inspiration to the children he taught. So sorry I only knew about his death a few days ago; after the funereal.

Posted by Jeannette/Frank McDonald McDonald - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 28, 2019

Our Cavender Family mourns the loss of a good friend and a very loyal and respected Employee. Paul always met our customers with a smile and a genuine demeanor. I enjoyed my years working on his side...learning from him and admiring his gentle nature. We send our thoughts and prayers to the Napper family,

Rick Cavender

Posted by Rick Cavender - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   January 27, 2019

Paul and Annie were great neighbors. Have missed Paul since he moved. May he Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.

Posted by Celeste Scalise-Qubrosi - San Antonio, TX   January 25, 2019

Dear Bill and family,

My brothers, Tom and Russell Beatty, and I, Alois Beatty, send our condolences to you for the loss of your father. We were your next door neighbors for many years long ago on Gramercy Street. We remember your father fondly and wish you comfort during this time.


Alois Beatty

Posted by Alois Beatty - Los Angeles, CA - Neighbor   January 25, 2019

I am sorry for your family's loss.

Posted by Ronnie Grenrood - San Antonio, TX   January 25, 2019

Dear Napper brothers,
What a wonderful memories were made in our much younger years at Manor. Between my mom and your parents, we were truly blessed! My prayers for peace and comfort are for you and your families. May God continue to Bless you all.

Posted by Betty Ferguson Barlow - D'Hanis, TX - Friend   January 24, 2019

We are praying for God's peace & comfort for you all.

Posted by Mike & Barbara Miller - Universal City, TX - Family Friend   January 23, 2019

I loved Paul! He was a wonderful Christian man and he added immeasurably to my life here at Morningside Meadows. He and his friend, Elizabeth Griggs, taught me to play "42" and they were both so patient with me. We still talk about Paul when we are playing that old Texas game and what fun we had with him. RIP, sweet Paul, and I know you will.


Posted by Beverly Acker - San Antonio, TX   January 23, 2019

Love you Grandaddy! Thanks for a lifetime of selfless service and the wonderful example you set for al who knew you.

Posted by Tracey Priddy - San Antonio, TX - Family   January 22, 2019

Tracey and family, Thank you for sharing your grandfather with me through the years. I shall always remember his smile and the Bill Miller Brownies he always brought to the gatherings. He will be missed by all. He was a great man!

Posted by June Draper - Houston, TX - Family Friend   January 22, 2019

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