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John Thomas Paul, 26, of Savannah and son of Roy Eugene Paul and Susan Brown Paul, died early Saturday morning, June 20, 2020, at his home.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, John Thomas grew up in Christ Church, Savannah. He graduated from Savannah Country Day School. He loved his family, was a car enthusiast, played the violin, and was also an avid Star Trek fan.

Surviving in addition to his mom and dad are his sister, Clara Katherine “Kate” Long and her husband, David; his maternal grandmother, Sue McDonald; his aunt, Gail Luttrell and her husband, Bobby, and his uncle, Daniel Brown and his wife, Tina.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 12 o’clock Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon Thursday, June 25, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Steven A. Evans. Private interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances: Kidd’s Kids – Suite C-210, 220 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039-5810 or

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Online Condolences

  1. Donna Butler Adamson says:

    I am very sorry for your loss.

  2. Beth Davis says:

    Im so sorry for your loss. Your family are in my prayers.

  3. Brenda Collins says:

    Susan, my sister, I am so sorry you are going through this sorrow. My heart aches for you. Please know I am covering you with prayer. Praying the Holy Spirit will send comfort and strength during this difficult time. Love to you all.

  4. Tara Sadler says:

    I am so so sorry for your loss. May G-d comfort you in this most difficult time. May JT’s memory be a blessing to the entire family. Such a sweet young man.

  5. Cindy Marshall says:

    My heart goes out to you all as you deal with this huge loss. I have sweet memories of John Thomas via Christ Church choristers and 2 hand bell tours. May the mercies and strength of Gods love and promises uphold and surround you.

  6. Heys Mcmath says:

    My prayers are with you and your family through this very tough time.

  7. Maury Davis says:

    Roy and Susan and family,
    Our hearts are broken after hearing of John Paul’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today and every day during this very sad time. With deepest sympathy, Allen, Maury, Mitch and Katie

  8. Maria Williams says:

    My sincere condolences. Uplifting the Paul family in prayer.

  9. Pam Usher says:

    My prayers are with your family at this very difficult time.

  10. Sophia Caparisos says:

    I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss. JT was in my home room for four years, and I came to love his wry wit and his no-nonsense manner. Quiet yet always thoughtfully engaged, he was a reliably calm presence amidst the frequent chaos and inanity of school life. I can only imagine your sorrow, and I pray that God will grant you comfort in your happiest memories of John Thomas.

  11. Laura Pirkle says:

    Continued prayers for your family. We are heartbroken at this sad news.
    Our Deepest Sympathies,
    Laura, Bob, Hamilton and Elizabeth

  12. Peter Foley says:

    The Foley family will miss JT. Cait spent many hours as the ‘mother’s helper’. Your family was very generous to her and she loved her summers with you. Kate, I wish you the best in the future and am sorry I can not come to visit you in this time of COVID. All the best to all the Paul’s and your husband David.

  13. Rachel and Donna Land says:

    Sending our love to your family during this difficult time. We love you and are praying for you.

  14. Caitlin Foley Phillips says:

    This news makes me so very sad. Spending those few summers with Kate and John Thomas is something I will never forget. I remember riding around Savannah with them in my Honda Civic (or the Landings in the golf cart) singing songs and talking about their lives. JT had an amazing way of keeping things fun, energetic and never, ever boring. I will always remember his intelligence, kindness and quick wit.

    He first introduced me to the Harry Potter series and we’d pass summer afternoons reading on the couch together. This summer I will read the first book to my own son who is almost the same age John Thomas was then. Sending your family many prayers for strength and healing amid your deep grief. You are loved by many, as was John Thomas.

  15. Ken & Kathy Boyd says:

    We are so sad to hear about John Thomas. He was in our Sunday School class at Christ Church when he was in 5th grade. I never knew John Thomas as a young man, so I will always remember him as that winsome little boy at Sunday school. My heart breaks for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Tracie McDaniel says:

    I’m praying for comfort and strength for you and you

  17. Melly McNeal says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

  18. Paul and Teresa Long says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  19. Clemencia Niles says:

    My heart is broken with this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult moment. I love you Mrs. Paul

  20. Fred & Jackie Karst says:

    Our hearts ache for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  21. Tom and Maliece Whatley says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

  22. Kathy Hodges says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this devastating news. I know words cannot bring comfort. May the love and support of family and friends and all who knew John Thomas give you the support you need.

  23. Rachel Usher says:

    My sincerest condolences to the entire Paul family. JT was an orchestra buddy who I could always count on for some wry conversation over a chicken biscuit before rehearsal. I have many fond memories of JT as my prom escort and our senior year orchestra trip to Disney (due in large part to JT’s love of all things Disney). I am deeply saddened by this news–we will miss you friend.

  24. Dickey & Jennie Best says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort during your time of grieving. Love you guys.

  25. Giff and Trish Lorenz says:

    We are saddened by the loss of John Thomas. May you find comfort as you grieve your beloved son. His absence will be felt by many.
    With love and prayers, The Lorenz Family

  26. Stacey and Barry Schlafstein says:

    It is with sadness that we write to you for we know there is nothing that can be said to ease your pain at this most difficult time. We just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Susan Hodge says:

    Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. Arthur Schurr says:

    I am terribly sorry to hear about your loss. JT was an engaging and insightful young man. I wish you comfort and solace at this most difficult time.

  29. Stephanie Crouch says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your tremendous loss. JT would come and visit me in the College Office and talk about so many things . He was smart, funny, insightful, and mature beyond his years. I will miss him.

  30. Rena Patton says:

    This is such a sad loss. i am so sorry. I worked for four years with JT on the school newspaper, The Buzz. If it were not for his skill, his dedication and his perseverance, the paper would not have existed. Such fun and so many happy memories. He was smart, funny and one of the kindest students I knew. May good memories and God’s presence sustain you all through this very difficult time.

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