Obituary of Paul Birch
Paul Birch, affectionately known as “Bump”, passed
away suddenly but peacefully on June 28th at home,
with his wife Patty, by his side. Bump leaves behind
his son, Justin, his “Little Buddy” and his
cherished stepdaughters, Heather and Gillian. He
leaves behind a big family who are heartbroken to
live in a world without him. Bump’s family extended
outside the walls of his home to include a community
that will remain anonymous. He found his calling
working within this fellowship. Anonymity was the
foundation of his life.
Bump and his wife Patty were that perfect example
of opposites who attract. They were opposite in their
idea of a fun night, but the same in how they loved
one another. Bump was the carpenter and Patty the
artist.They were one.Together they built a home that
was solid and strong and filled with joyful color, a
place where Patty and her family feel surrounded by
his love.Their love lives on.
Bump was a father. A father who would take on the
big projects with his kids. The kind of father who
wanted to show them what’s important in life. He left
no doubts about the love he had for his son and
daughters. There is so much Bump shared with his
children and lots that made them all different. That’s
what made them a beautiful family. Bump would
work alongside all of his kids on those big projects,
they would banter back and forth, always with love.
Their hearts were connected. Their hearts will
always be connected.
He was always excited for lively conversation, good
and meaningful conversation. He was who you
would seek for wisdom. He was who would seek for
a chat full of laughs. There wasn’t a time in the day
that he wouldn’t share a cup of coffee with you. He
was the kind of person who listened and knew what
Bump was the kindest of men. Tender and gentle.
From a baby robin lost from her nest to the toughest
of guys who were in need of some guidance, he was
a caretaker to all.
Always with a guitar over his shoulder, Bump was
the soundtrack to our lives. Always there, always
attentive. He was our harmony.
And P.S. Keep coming back. It works!
The Celebration of Life for Paul “Bump” Birch will be held
at 2:00 pm on Saturday July 11th, 2020 at the New Hope
Baptist Church located at 597 S. Front Street Creswell, OR
For those who wish to attend via Zoom:
The Zoom meetng starts at 2:00pm pacific time. Please
go to www.zoom.com and click on “Join a Meeting”. The
meeting ID number is 844 5995 8551. Also, you can go
directly to : htts://us02web.zoom.us/j/84459958551
You can also call in and listen via phone by dialing:
This will be a hybrid Memorial for friends and family
where you can attend in person or join via Zoom.
Attendance at the church is limited to 120 people. Masks
and appropriate social distancing are required. Please
bring your own mask. If you do not have a mask, one will
be provided. Food and drink will be provided after the
service. Please do not bring any outside food.