E. Paul Enfinger, Jr., 75, a longtime resident of Lakeland, FL, entered into God’s kingdom on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

He was born in Dothan, Alabama on October 27, 1948, to E. Paul and Emma Katherine Enfinger. To honor his memory, a service will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 12:00 pm at Ardella Baptist Church, 709 W Pipkin Road in Lakeland. Family and friends are invited to gather for a meal and fellowship in the church hall following the service. It was Paul's wish that in lieu of flowers, charitable donations be directed to Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) 1232 E Magnolia St., Lakeland, FL 33801 or Ardella Baptist Church.

A most loving and devoted husband, father, and friend, Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years, Debbie (Gray); daughter, Brandi-Leigh Miller (Jim) of Kearny, NJ; brother, Rev. Dr. Enfinger (Becky); sister, Patti Hall (Billy); many cousins, nieces, nephews, sweet friends, and his faithful dogs, Hampton and Jackson.

Paul graduated from Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Alabama and Palmer College in Charleston, South Carolina where he studied finance and accounting. He served his country in the Army and was an Armor Intelligence Specialist and decorated marksman in the Alabama National Guard. Paul loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with friends throughout his life. Following in his father's footsteps, he made a long career in the auto industry where he earned numerous sales and leadership awards from General Motors and Chevrolet. Eventually relocating his family from Prattville, AL to Lakeland, FL, Paul had a passion for mentorship to those he worked with, always imparting his belief in the importance of a strong work ethic of integrity.

Paul had the personality and natural charisma to make friends no matter the situation, and keeping in touch with friends was one of his favorite activities. He enjoyed fellowship with the Kingdom Seekers class and the men's prayer group at Ardella Baptist Church, who strengthened his faith and nurtured Paul and Debbie during years of health challenges. His family rejoices in the knowledge that Paul is alive and made whole in Christ.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry Morrison Funeral Home.

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