Paul Douglas Deese

December 2, 1959 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 61)


Paul Douglas Deese, 61, formerly of Salisbury passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Born in Rowan County on December 2, 1959, he was the son of the late Claude Elwood Deese and the late Betty Dodd Deese.

Paul was educated in the Rowan County school system and attended North Rowan High School.  He worked as a cabinet maker in New Port News, VA.   He was a member of Kerr Street United Methodist Church. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister; Bonnie Deese Brown of Landis, brothers; Tony Barnett Deese and Eric Blaine Deese both of Salisbury

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons sisters; Mitzi Deese Baker (Chuck) of Salisbury and Claudia Deese Caughell (Doug) of Kannapolis, brother; Andy Lamont Deese (Michelle) of Wilson   

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.


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