Paul J. Silva, 54, passed away the morning of November 24, 2018, in Clovis, New Mexico. Services will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 PM with Legacy Life Family Church, located on 622 N. Main St.
Paul was born March 17, 1964, in Fort Sumner, New Mexico to his loving parents, Elizabeth and Felix Silva. Paul played for the Clovis High School football team and graduated in 1982. Growing up he would often go hunting with his father and enjoyed archery. Paul began working as a manager at the age of 18 and continued to work in management for the remainder of his life. Some of which included Allsup's, Colortyme, Officemax, Harbor Freight, and Petsmart.
He married his loving wife of 25 years, Sandra Ulibarri, on April 5, 1993. He was a loving father to four children, to whom he cherished very dearly. Paul was always happiest when he was around his family and was known to have a contagious smile. Some would say he was a father figure to many people outside of his own family.
Paul was a very hardworking man who always dedicated himself to his job. Other than work, some of his favorite activities included camping with his family and friends, fishing with his daughters, singing karaoke with his cousins, hanging out with his brothers, cooking on his grill, and watching his lifelong favorite football team, The Dallas Cowboys. Paul also had a love for animals and had many pets. He was a fan of the show Star Trek and loved listening to ACDC, Def Leppard, and KC & the Sunshine Band.
Paul is preceded in death by his father, Felix J. Silva, and his son, Nathan L. Silva.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Silva; his three daughters, Melissa Silva, Kristyn Silva, and Brianna Silva; his mother, Elizabeth Silva; two brothers, Mark Silva and Phillip Silva; and five grandchildren, Isaiah Silva, Kieara Ray, Aaliah Silva, Jamarion Dickson, and Timothy Dickson.
Sorry to hear you have passed, you will be missed by many, so kind an big hearted an a awesome friend. Prayers for the family.
Ann MorriMorrisonNewbern, TN
My dear Uncle Paul, I will never forget your laugh and your kind nature. I will always hold a special place in my heart for you. Like you, I also named my first born son, Nathan. You will be missed but never forgotten. Until we meet again..... Xoxo.
Alyssa "Dani" SilvaAlbuquerque, NM
Paul it's hard to believe you are gone. My heart goes out to your family, especially your kids. Rest in peace my dear, dear friend.
Serlene E SaizClovis, NM
I can't believe you are gone. You were an amazing manager and co worker. I am honored that i got to work with you and forever grateful for everything you taught me. May you rest in eternal peace now! May the lord help your family and friends through this difficult time. You will be forever missed.
Melissa chadbournClovis, NM
I saw you one moment and the next you were gone. Life is precious and you my friend were a great part of mine. You lived everyday with integrity. Your work ethic was amazing and you were a great friend. You will be missed! God Bless your beautiful family & May they find peace and comfort knowing how much you truly enjoyed life and how much you loved them.
I am so sadden and sorry to hear of your passing, my condolences to your wife and children, mom, brothers & their families, may the lord give each and everyone comfort, peace and strength in the days to come. I will always remember your kind heart and beautiful smile, you were always so respectful to your Uncle Valentine ( Tine) and I and our girls, We had some fun times in portales at the farm, always enjoyed taking the girls there to enjoy the many animals your parents had. May you be rejoicing with your dad and family in heaven. 🙏~Peace&Love~ RIP Paul Silva
Sandra SilvaLubbock, TX
Paul you will be dearly missed by many. You were a good man and it's so sad that you left this earth so young. May God wrap his loving arms around your mom, brothers, wife, and your children during this difficult time and give them peace and comfort .
Tanya GonzalesClovis, NM