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Dwight Paulk (3-10-16) service 3-13-16

Dwight Walker Paulk, 77, of Savannah, died on Thursday, March 10, in Corinth, Mississippi.
He was born in Savannah, the son of the late Clyde Walker and Zella Austin Paulk. He was united in marriage to Maude Ella Melson, who survives.
At the age of 17, Mr. Paulk enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served for 21 years, attaining the rank of chief petty officer.  While most of his Naval career was spent as a navigator on ballistic missile submarines, his duties later involved piloting harbor tugboats. After several years working as a commercial fisherman, he continued serving his country with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the National Park Service, where he retired.  Mr. Paulk was a member of Savannah Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner.
In addition to his wife Maude, he is survived by one son, Dwight Paulk of Savannah; one stepson, Michael Melson of Florida; two sisters, Wanda Morris of Henderson, Tennessee and Nancy Doran of Savannah; one brother, Max Paulk of Florence, Alabama; and three nieces and two nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Paulk.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, Ga. 30047 or online at www.lbda.org/donate.
Services were held on Sunday, March 13, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Larry Paul Rich and Max Paulk officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.

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