“Little Paul” was born on February 16, 1985 in Heber City, Utah. He is the son of Paul C. Provost and Marsha Leger. He is survived by his Father and Mother, his brothers; Shane Provost, Joseph Salazar, and Eric Salazar, and sisters; Carla Provost Astle, Melissa McDonald, and Chris Killian. He will also be greatly missed by his other brother and sisters, Chris Huff, Jennifer Huff, Mechele Jordan, and Melissa Patton, as well as his aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, ward family members, his family at Turn Community School, and all of his friends in the community.
Little Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents Ren and Marge Provost, and Geraldine Gray, his aunt Carla Ann Provost, and his many scripture heroes, one of which was Nephi. We are certain that he is in Heaven right now telling Laman and Lemuel to be nice to “my buddy Nephi.”
At the time of his passing, Little Paul was attending Turn Community School where he loved going every day. The staff loved and cared for Paul as they would their very own by taking him swimming and bowling and playing hide and seek with him. He loved playing with his pegs, shooting baskets into the garbage can, taking naps, and steeling people’s noses and “throwing them away.”
One of his great attributes was his cheerful demeanor that invited lasting friendships and put those around him at ease. Little Paul viewed everyone as his friend and family member as he would call everyone a “Provost.” He would say “hi” to everybody he came across and wanted to kiss every baby he ever saw. His nephew, Sawyer, said it best, “Little Paul is just like Jesus. He loves everyone no matter if they’re fat, or skinny, or hairy; he loves everyone.”
His family believes that Little Paul is among the spirits of those who are righteous as described in Alma 40:12. “And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.” We are certain that he is now standing tall in a spirit body that is free from his mortal handicaps and trials, and we can’t wait until we can see him again without his being encumbered by physical and mental limitations.
Paul Wesley will be missed the most by his Daddy, Paul. Little Paul was his dad’s little shadow, best buddy, and confidant. Likewise, Paul was Little Paul’s biggest hero. When Paul would pick him up he was greeted with Little Paul’s biggest smile, clapping, and the words, “My daddy’s here! My daddy’s here!” They were each others' everything! The phrase Paul will miss the most is hearing Little Paul say, “I love you my Daddy!”
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm at the Cedar North Stake Center (95 North 2125 West, Cedar City, UT 84720). A viewing will be held at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W, Cedar City, UT 84720) on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a viewing before the funeral Saturday, June 21, from 10:30- 11:30 at the Cedar North Stake Center. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to sumortuary.com.
Paul Wesley’s family has set up the Little Paul Donation Fund at Wells Fargo Bank and Mountain America Credit Union. Family and friends can go to either bank to make a donation in lieu of flowers.