of Searcy, AR
September 8, 1943 - May 30, 2022
Paul Ernest Magness, Jr., age 78, formerly of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2022. Paul was born September 8, 1943 in Gassville, Arkansas to the late Paul and Willie Mae Magness, Sr. He was married for 56 years to his college sweetheart, Dawn Marie Magness. He graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1961, and received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1967. Following graduation from college, he worked for Jewel Cooper at Cooper Drug Store in Mountain Home, on the square. After a few years of becoming an experienced Pharmacist, he and his partner Neil Vick, opened one of the first-ever Walmart Retail Pharmacies at the Walmart store in Mountain Home. After one year of business, he received a much-deserved letter of congratulations personally from Sam Walton for the success of the Pharmacy. Paul's favorite hobby during his retirement years was spending quality time with Dawn. They both enjoyed their daily adventures together in town, shopping and enjoying meals together at their favorite restaurants. Paul and Dawn also enjoyed spending quality time with their immediate Family, and extended family at their cabin on the Cache Bayou, in Gregory, Arkansas. His favorite daily activity at his cabin was to ride around in his Polaris Ranger side by side, enjoying the beautiful Woodruff County farmland, while spotting all of the interesting critters who knew him well. Paul is survived by his Wife, Dawn Trammell Magness; his Son, Darren Magness (Melissa) of Searcy, Arkansas; grandchildren, Hannah, McKenzie, Addison, Barrett, Campbell and Bryce; Sister, Donna Murphy (Randy); Brother-in-Law, David Trammell (Deb); Sister-in-Law, Nan Ellen Trammell (Becky); niece, Melissa Michael (Manville); nephew, Derek Murphy (Shannon), nephew, Curt Trammell (Lindsey), nephew, Bo Trammell (Willa) and several grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Daughter, Allison Magness.A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Mountain Home Cemetery.
To the Magness and Trammell families, and especially Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss of Paul! Paul and Dawn were good friends of ours dating back to college days! Memories of many visits to Mountain Home, our many cruises together(LeRoy), canoeing down the Norfork and other excursions! Paul will definitely be missed by many and especially by me! Dawn , I love you very much and praying for all! When you read this call me, as I have been trying to reach you!
Allison I am so sorry for your loss Bob and I thought so much of your dad and I still love your mom and you all my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Wanda Evans Town & Country and the pharmacy
To the Magness family we are very sorry to hear that you have lost Paul. I met Paul back when I was building. I remodeled his pharmacy so that he he make use of a sterile field table. I think he was the first pharmacy to enable himself to make sterile meds and package them for his customers. Also was privileged to remodel his house after the fire. He loved his curved handrails on his stairs that I made,he would bring it up any time we saw one another. I enjoyed havin conversation with Paul anytime he loved to talk about his guns and shooting. Once again Beth and I are very sorry for your loss.May GOD be with you.Randy
I enjoyed my years working with Paul and Robert. Prayers for his family.
I attended school and played basletball with Paul for many years at Cotter. He always gave me good advise on my meds which I was very thankful.
Dawn, I'm so sorry for your loss. Working beside Paul as my first boss has been a valuable part of my work ethics. So glad I had the benefit of knowing you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort.
My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Paul was one of the most genuine and honest people Iâ€™ve known. Didnâ€™t see him too often, just a couple times a year at most, but that was enough for me to know that those who could call him their friend or family were fortunate. Iâ€™ll miss him and Iâ€™ll never forget him.
My deepest sympathy to Dawn, Darren and the Magness family for the loss of Paul. You could always trust Paul to be very knowledgeable about everything from medicine, business, shooting sports to how to organize things with the utmost efficiency. I respected him for his intellect, his focus on success and am so very appreciative of how he has supported and cared for Dawn over the many years. Many prayers for the Magness family and friends during this difficult time.
My love and condolences to you Dawn and the family. With Godâ€™s grace and time may your sorrow turn to all the fond memories you shared.
Heartfelt condolences and prayers to Dawn and extended family. Paul was a great boss and I have fond memories of working for him in the pharmacy.
Thoughts and prayers for Paulâ€™s family. May God give you peace during this difficult time. Ed and Julie Randall
I will always remember his work ethic and how kind hearted he was to his customersâ€¦It was a pleasure working with Paul & Neil ..Prayers for comfort for family â€¦
I am praying for peace for Dawn and the family.Paul was my basketball teammate, next-door neighbor and fellow pilot.I will remember Paul as a great man and good neighbor.
You have my heartfelt condolences. I worked for Paul as a teenager and learned many valuable things from him. He truly loved his family and was a great person. Thoughts and prayers for Dawn and the entire family.
Paul and Neil gave me my first job at WM Rx in 1976â€¦. I have many wonderful memories from that timeâ€¦ thanx to them I went to collegeâ€¦ Paul was one of the good guys â€¦â¤ï¸
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and comfort your way.Sincerely,Mike and Dianna Roller
Mr. Paul was a kind soul, he was generous and good to those who are between a rock and a hard place. When we were pretty young raising our kids, our daughter had pretty bad asthma and we visited him on a regular basis over the years. He was the type of person that "small town life" exemplifies!! I'm proud to say that I knew him...praying for all his family during the days, weeks and months ahead. Faith
Paul was a great person and friend, our thoughts and prayers are with his family
Darren, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My family and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Dawn , I am so sorry for your loss. Paul loved you so much. Prayers for you and your family. Love you
So thankful to have had the chance to share many good times with this gentleman. Grateful he let me into one of his many circles of friends! Prayers for the entire family.
paul was a great friend to our father robert for decades, a long lasting friendship, and business partner, our entire family of padens will miss him, we send our condolences
My prayers go out to the family. Paul was a friend and classmate. He loved his family and always put them first in life. He will be missed by all his 1961 Mountain Home classmates.
Prayers for you Dawn and Darren! We have had some great times together throughout all these years! Lots of history between us! Much love to you both. BettyCarol
Paul was such a great man who would do anything for you! It was such an honor to work beside him for almost 17 years!! Many prayers for his family and everyone who loved him.
Paul was a good man who loved Dawn a long time. Some of my happiest days were running Magness-Vick Pharmacies with hiIm. God bless Paul and the family.