Paul William Poecker, 73, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, died peacefully at home in his sleep after a long battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
Paul was born on March 13, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Edward Paul and Elsie Lucille (Grossglauser) Poecker. He served in the US Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and then became a police officer with the city of Overland, MO for 23 years and later worked in corporate security.
After retiring, he traveled extensively visiting over 130 countries before settling on his dream home in Hot Springs Village. Throughout his life he maintained an unshakeable faith in God, which he shared with those around him. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and he loved to travel, cook, play golf, and entertain friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki (Neunaber) Poecker, daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany Nicole and David Arthur St. Laurent, of Tampa, FL, their children, Madeline Rose and David Paul, brother, David Edward, and sister-in-law, Connie Sue ( Lebo) Poecker, of Olathe, KS, sister, Karen Sue (Poecker) Joslin, of Olathe, her father and mother-in-law, Bruce Irvin and Dorothy Marie (Hulsker) Neunaber, of HSV, sister and brother-in-law, Carma Lynn (Neunaber) and Kenneth Clark Wood, of HSV, sister-in-law, Diana Kay (Neunaber) Mitchell of Dyersburg, TN, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Family and close friends will join in a celebration of life for Paul at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to: Lutheran World Relief. www.lwr.org