Paul Joseph Oslica of Carlisle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was born January 5, 1939 in Hazen, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Joseph John and Mary Agnes Oslica. Paul is survived by much of his family; his four sisters, Agnes and Mary Louise of Eads, Tennessee, Evelyn of Greenwood, and Joan O’Keane (Jim) of Maumelle; his four children, Connie (Lesley) of Conway, Ramona Ball (Ross) of Paron, Richard (Penny) of Fayetteville, Ed (Wanda) of Omaha, Nebraska; his nine grandchildren, Ren (Nicole), Katie Holt (David), Austin, McKenzie, Aly, Jeremy Ball, Justin Ball, Zac and Morgan and four great-grandchildren, Jasper, Tristan and Addison Holt and Ellis Croken.
Paul was a devoted father to his children and loving brother to his sisters. He was a long time member of St. Rose Catholic Church; member of the Parish Council, Carlisle, Arkansas; the Knights of Columbus, Slovak; and he was a proud member and founder of Cedar Tree Acres, Slovak, Arkansas. He was also a member of the Carlisle Jaycees.
Paul graduated from Subiaco Academy, Subiaco, Arkansas in 1957. He enjoyed farming in Hazen and Carlisle for 30 years. He continued his love for the outdoors and hunting while working at Greenbriar Hunting Club, Hazen, Arkansas for the past 30 years, making lifelong friends along the way. Paul was widely respected in his community and loved by all. He was known for his kindness towards others and his concern for others over himself.
Paul treasured travelling to his grandchildren’s school and sporting events.
Some of the special names that Paul is known by are: “Big Paul” – to his many friends, “Schlitz”- to his classmates at Subiaco, “Brother” – to his loving sisters, “Pawpaw” and “Papa” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and the greatest name of all known by his children – “DAD”.
We have faith and trust that he has recently heard: “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle followed by Rosary at 7:00 at the church. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Rose Catholic Church inCarlisle. Interment will be in the Sts. Cyril and Methodius CatholicCemetery in Slovak.