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Paul Hennigan

September 29, 1944 — November 27, 2021

Paul Douglas Hennigan, 77, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 in Golinda, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m. at River City Church at 3015 Robinson Drive, Robinson, TX with Pastor Robert Nelson presiding. Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery, 3201 S. 12th St. Visitation will be held prior to the service at River City Church beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Mr. Hennigan will also be available for viewing at Pecan Grove on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 8:30a.m. until 4:30p.m.

Paul was born on September 29, 1944 to James Hennigan and Virgie Tilley Hennigan in Leesville, Louisiana. As a child he spent time with his siblings and cousins playing outside in a little village in Vernon Perish known as Anacoco, Louisiana where they lived. At the age of 9, he moved with his father, mother, 3 sisters and brother to Waco, Texas where he resided for the remainder of his life. Paul graduated from University High School in 1962.

In 1963, Paul married his high school sweet heart, Betty June Saulters. Together they created a beautiful life for their four children: Anthony, Kim, Jennifer and Vicki.

Paul was a great example to his children through his dedication to family and his commitment to hard work. He was a loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, coach, mentor, and a great friend to all. He enjoyed coaching and was a coach to many. His passion for coaching started when he was 19 and didn’t stop until he took his final breath. He coached many sports from Pee Wee Football, to baseball, to softball, back to baseball, to softball, again. His love, though, was with teaching girls how to fast pitch and this relationship lasted well over 35 years. Paul’s ability to coach and mentor many young athletes earned him a spot in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Paul was self-employed for many years working in construction and raising and racing greyhounds. He learned to build at a young age and carried this skill with him for many years. He started in the greyhound business in the late 1970’s and had great success in this business serving on the Texas Greyhound Board of Directors. Paul was an exceptional writer. He compiled many pages of family genealogy, wrote poetry and even wrote a few songs. He was very competitive and loved playing cards, corn hole and many other games with and against his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed playing golf for many years and when he could find time, he would make his way down to the tank to fish.

Paul is reunited in Heaven with his wife, Betty Hennigan; son, Michael Wayne Hennigan; his parents, James and Virgie Hennigan; his brother, David Hennigan; his sisters, Virginia Pyatt and Sharon Paul.

He will be forever loved and missed by his son, Paul Anthony Hennigan and wife, Shari of Robinson, Texas; daughter Kim Powell and husband, Andy of Axtell, Texas; daughter Jennifer Dolezel and husband, Steve of Golinda, Texas; daughter Vicki Johnston and friend, Trent Harrell of Robinson, Texas; his nephews who he called sons, Larry Heffington and Dean Saulters; sister Romell Purdue and husband, Tom of Trenton, Ohio; sister-in-law Myra Hennigan of DeQuincy, Louisiana; sister-in-law Martha Kopecky and husband, Robert of Lorena, Texas; brother-in-law Johnny Paul of Granbury, Texas; sister-in-law Linda Saulters of Robinson, Texas; Granchildren, Cody Hennigan and wife, Shay; Tyler Hennigan and wife, Kourtney; Trent Hennigan and wife, Stacy; Justin Stocks and wife, Jess; Ali Osborn and husband, Dekker; Baylee Hennigan; Bo Powell and wife, Suzie; Clay Powell and wife, Lauren; Tori Gladden and husband, Codie; Anna Powell; Tricia Gann and husband, Billy; Skylar Dolezel; Summer Bertness and husband, Nate; Johnathan Johnston and Jadyn Johnston; his great grandchildren, Jace Dolezel; Rhett Gladden; Caitlyn and Carleigh Powell; Nora and Stella Hennigan; Greyson and Bellamy Hennigan and Evan McMichael; Noah, Jonah and Kyle Stocks; Ava Osborn; Logan and Levi Hennigan; Tate Saulters, Peyton and Trey Powell; and Baylie, Billy Tyler, Branden, Brianna and Baby Gann; along with many nieces and nephews and those that called him family.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Paul Hennigan, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)



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