Paul B. Caines III was born on March 11, 1962 to Paul Caines Jr. and Daysi Navarro at the US AFB in Biloxi, MS. He grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, was an avid reader of history, loved studying the U.S. constitution, and aspired to be a tax lawyer. After obtaining his history degree from University of Texas at Arlington, he left for Houston to attend University of Houston Law Center in 1997. On the first day of orientation, he met his future wife, and they were inseparable for the next 25 years. Paul graduated Order of the Coif in 2000, and having clerked for Shell Oil Company as a 2L, he was pleased to join Shell as a tax attorney upon graduation. He had an illustrious career at Shell that spanned over 2 decades, and his work there was truly his passion. He had far too many career highlights to detail, but one of his greatest honors was the offer of an overseas assignment at the London office, where he enjoyed working side by side with his peers from all over the world. Over the next year, Paul and his wife took every opportunity during his time off work to travel around UK and Europe, which provided them a lifetime’s worth of amazing memories.
Paul was a kind, good-hearted, and most loyal man who preferred to live a quiet life at home, and spent most nights and weekends watching the history channel, old reruns and movies, with his wife and dogs by his side. Paul’s happiest times over the course of his life were sailing with his first mate on Low Flyer, driving his ‘vette with the “lid” off, gaming on his custom-built high-speed computers, grilling steaks on Saturday night with a good bottle of cab, and smoking ribs on Sunday afternoon while watching his beloved Cowboys or cheering on Joey Logano in the Nascar Shell Pennzoil 22 car.
Paul leaves to mourn his wife, life partner and best friend, Sherrie Williams Faubion, and their dog Shadow, his mother, Daysi Navarro Rasmussen, his sister Marguerite “Maggi” Walters (Fred), nephew Travis, a host of aunts, uncle, and cousins, his wife’s parents, Rodger and Sharon Williams, and the entire Shell Family.
Services will be held at a later date at Crowder Funeral Home in Clear Lake City, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul Caines’ memory to Wounded Warrior Project, to which he was a monthly contributor for many years.