Paul Raymond Hitchcock | Obituaries

Our beloved husband, father, grandpa and brother Paul Raymond Hitchcock (Buck Shot), aged 77, died of natural causes on August 5, 2020 in Vernal, Utah.

He was born in Eureka California on July 5, 1943, but moved to Yreka California at a young age. Here he spent most of his formative years and graduated from Yreka High School in 1962. Shortly after returning home, he attended Brigham Young University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management & Youth Leadership with a focus on Scouting. This led to his 38 years of service and tenure with the Boy Scouts of America. Paul married Kim Tipton on September 28, 1973 in the Provo Temple.

Paul had many interests in life including serving as a river guide on the Snake River in Wyoming for the 71-73 summers. He was a passionate sportsman, his favorites were baseball, football and basketball. His favorite teams were the Boston Red Socks and BYU, which he loved to see.

Papa was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved his Savior dearly and served in many callings over the years, most recently as a temple worker.

He leaves behind his 46-year-old wife Kim. Children and Spouses: Kristie and Derrik Horman, Russell and Amy, Tori and Jeff Miltimore, Spencer and Tosha, Michael and Sarah and Shawn. Grandchildren: Daisy, Luke, Emma and Reese. Siblings: David and Connie Hitchcock, Louise Pimentel, Mary Hanon and many nieces and nephews.

He is very much loved and missed by his family, friends, and everyone who knew him.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home (410 North 800 West). A visit for family and friends takes place on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the morgue. The funeral will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah. with military honors. Online condolences can be found at

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