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Clayton Roscoe Paul
(September 6, 1941 - June 27, 2012)

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Clayton Roscoe Paul

Macon-Clayton R. Paul passed away on June 27, 2012. He was 70 years of age and was born and raised in Macon, GA. He graduated from Alexander III grammar school and Lanier high school, Class 1959. He received the Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel in 1963, the Master of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1964, and the PhD degree from Purdue University in 1970, all in Electrical Engineering. He began his career as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky in 1971 after serving on a Post Doctoral Fellowship with the Rome Air Development Center from 1970-1971. He retired from the University of Kentucky in 1998 and joined the School of Engineering at Mercer University in 1998 as the Sam Nunn Eminent Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering retiring in 2012. Through his over 49 year career as a teacher of Electrical Engineering he has published 19 textbooks on electrical engineering and interference in electronic systems and has published over 200 technical papers, symposia papers, and technical reports and given numerous presentations. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Honorary Life Member of the IEEE EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Society. He was awarded the prestigious 2005 IEEE Electromagnetics Award and the 2007 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award. He was awarded the IEEE EMC Society’s prestigious Hall of Fame Award in 2011. His resume can be seen at http://faculty.mercer.edu/paul_cr. He was a FAA Certified Flight Instructor-Airplanes and Instruments (CFII) and a FAA Advanced Ground and Instrument Instructor since 1970. He was also an accomplished Bluegrass musician for 45 years. While at Purdue University he played with the Chestnut Hill Boys Bluegrass Music Band, and recorded with Bob Anderson and the Country Ramblers old time string band. He has played with Cedar Hill, The Oconee River Boys and various other Bluegrass Music Bands. He is survived by his beloved wife Carol and their companion animals. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street. The Reverend Cass DuCharme will officiate. Following the service, a private grave side service will be conducted at the Paul Family plot in Riverside Cemetery in Macon, GA. A visitation will be held Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, anyone who is interested in the humane and compassionate treatment of animals is encouraged to donate to The Clayton and Carol Paul Fund for Animal Welfare c/o the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, 277 MLK, Jr. Blvd, Suite 303, Macon, GA 31202. The purpose of this fund is to make monetary grants to (1) animal humane societies, (2) animal shelters, (3) animal adoption agencies, (4) low-cost spay-neuter clinics (5) individual wildlife rehabilitators and (6) other deserving animal care organizations in order to allow these volunteer organizations to use their enormous enthusiasm, drive and willingness to reduce animal suffering and homelessness through the monetary maintenance of their organizations where little or no monetary funds existed previously. Friends may sign the online register at www.hartsmort.com. Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

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