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307 South Palm Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 325-4521
Paul Shamblin

Paul Bear Joseph Shamblin

Thursday, October 10th, 2002 - Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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Paul Bear Joseph Shamblin, 16, of Pomona Park, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from injuries received in a bicycle accident. Born in Gainesville, Florida, he lived in Pomona Park for the past 2 months. He had previously resided in Ocala, Lake City and in Transylvania County, North Carolina. He had attended the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park. Paul didn’t know a stranger and loved helping his neighbors take care of their dogs and mowing their grass. He also enjoyed collecting cans for recycling. Paul was well known in the Pomona Park area for his love of riding his bicycle.
Paul is survived by his mother, Amy Moore (Rob) of Pomona Park, his father, Kris Brian Shamblin of Ocala, his siblings, Kristian Sherlin of Canton, NC, Veronica Shamblin of Pomona Park and Audrey Shamblin and Leo Shamblin, both of Ocala, his paternal grandmother, Karen Barber of Lake Toxaway, NC, his maternal grandparents, Don and Grace Bakos of Cedar Rapids, MI, David Batchelder of Wyoming, MI and Kim Nelson of Wyoming, MI, an aunt, Shari Chapman (Steve) of Lake Toxaway, NC, uncle, Anthony Bakos (Darcy Hall) of Pittsburgh, PA and nephew, Xander Sherlin of Canton, NC and numerous cousins.
Services celebrating Paul’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 14, 2019 at St. Monica Catholic Church in Palatka with Father Ron Camarda and Pastor Gary Munson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent in Paul’s honor to Camp I Am Special, 235 Marywood Dr., St. Johns, FL 32259.
The family encourages all planning to attend Paul’s celebration to come as Paul would, casual, comfortable and as you are!
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Paul’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    St. Monica Catholic Church
    114 South 4th Street
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Father Ron Camarda
    Pastor Gary Munson


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Posted at 05:13pm
My heart was caught when I saw you lost your precious son and I wanted to send my warmest condolences to the family. To lose such a beautiful child, a part of you, can bring such overwhelming grief and our words may not help but Jesus assures us at John 5:28,29 that you will have your son in your life once again without the pain we see today. Until God’s promises come true may every good thought, every memory of the love you felt, flood and overtake you with calm and peace to help you through the dark moments. Please go to for more encouraging scriptures and videos to help heal your broken heart 💔 Sue

Father Ron

Posted at 11:53pm
Paul is Jesus in our midst. He has always been kind, sweet, generous with his gifts and talents. How could you not love this beautiful soul. I think of the song we sing at Faith and Sharing...

How could anyone ever tell you
You were anything less than beautiful
How could anyone ever tell you, you were less than whole.
How could anyone fail to notice the miracle of your loving
Howe deeply your connected to my soul.

Love you Paul Bear Joseph Shamblin!

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Posted at 03:19pm
Much love from Shari, Steve, Mamaw Farris, Steph, Chad, Noah, Matt, Shelby, Lacey, Avery, Klarissa, Ava, Autumn, Dilan, Ella
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Posted at 01:30pm
Praying for peace and comfort. Paul Bear you are greatly missed! Forever in our hearts and oh so many memories.. Love, Chad, Nilla, Noah , cuppie

Rhonda Davis Posted at 08:56pm

I had the extreme pleasure of being one of Paul's teachers while he lived in NC. He was a great kid, smart, funny, and well liked by the other kids. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I know you will miss him terribly and this world was a better place while he was here.

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