Bernard Dave Paddie, 82, of Georgetown died Nov. 1, 2019 at Baylor Scott & White Round Rock.
Funeral service will be Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Lampasas. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Nov. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.
Dave was born Jan. 4, 1937 in Noble, Louisiana to Dave and Bessie (Santos) Paddie.
He graduated from Pelican High School in Benson, La., before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served his country for 20 years with the military.
During his two tours of duty in Vietnam, he received several commendations including the Bronze Star 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster and Air Medal 7th Oak Leaf Cluster with V Device (valor).
After retiring from military service, he went to work for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Dave was the first park ranger assigned to what is now Colorado Bend State Park.
He was an avid sportsman who loved fishing. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart, and he allowed them to follow special “Pa Pa’s” rules like eating ice cream straight from the carton.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sally Paddie; son, Dave Paddie and wife Ursula of Lampasas; daughters Diana Jackson and husband Randle of Kempner, and Dawn Carpenter and husband Chris of Arlington; stepdaughters Sabrina Bryant and husband Jerry of Georgetown, and Naomi Olofsson and husband Michael of Sweden; grandchildren Marie Paddie (Eric), Sara Burke (Tyler) and Caden Carpenter; stepgrandchildren Jay Bryant (Charlie), Dalton Bryant, Hanna Olofsson, Caitlyn Olofsson, Kevin Olofsson, Jaycee Bryant and Katie Bryant; brother, Ray Paddie; sister, Hannah (Hazel) Peavy; and numerous nephews and nieces who called him Uncle Peanut.
Dave was preceded in death by his first wife, Edda; a sister, Marie Paddie Creel; and brothers Maurice (BB), Forrest, Herbert and Marvin (Tash).
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.