Paul was born in Stafford, KS to Virgil Jacob Hitz and Geraldine Viola Mae Metz. He is survived by his wife Carol; sister, Sharon & husband Harold, sons, John (Adopted); Michael & wife Stephanie, Paul Jacob & wife Loretta, Luke & wife Amanda; and daughters, Holly & husband David, Kerry (stepdaughter), Viola & husband Jacob, Alanna & husband Will, Aleah & husband Gage; nephew Matt and niece Paula; 20 grandchildren; and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and stepson Kenny.
Paul grew up in Hudson, KS, a small farming community and home of Hudson Cream Flour Mill. Growing up he enjoyed 4-H, hunting, football, and did his share of baling hay and worked with his dad at the Hudson gas station. He graduated from K-State with an EE engineering degree and then moved to CA for work, where he ended up at Rockwell Int. and worked on the Apollo Program. His claim to fame is that his name is on the moon. He had a great sense of humor enjoyed by all. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and playing horseshoes. He was a good husband and father and enjoyed his family as well as his family in Christ. He trusted Christ as his personal Savior at age 26, remaining faithful to the Lord the rest of his life and enjoyed the fellowship of the saints.