Paul David Miner, 77, died at his home in Sublette on July 6, 2022. The first-born child of Loring "Pill" Miner and Pauline Kersey Miner, Paul was born in Garden City, Kansas on June 22, 1945 while his father was overseas serving in the U.S. Army. \n\nPaul lived in Sublette from infancy until high school graduation in 1963. Several classmates mentioned that Paul's tutoring, especially algebra, was key to their graduation. He attended Stanford University immediately after high school, but transferred closer to home, graduating from Emporia State Teachers College. Although Paul spent his early and later years in Sublette, he lived and worked many places around the globe as science teacher and oil company chemist. He spoke Spanish and Portuguese. He made his home in many countries and states, including, Venezuela, Mexico, Africa, and Brazil, as well as, Kansas, Florida, Texas, and Tennessee. Paul's favorite job may have been making presentations in schools as an atomic energy employee. He also operated an air filter renewal business in Seneca, Kansas for several years, and was employed during his college-age years as a highway engineer, house painter and Bible salesman. Paul was married once, with divorce after 5 years. \n\nPaul had a lifelong curiosity and was a voracious reader; it sometimes seemed that whatever the topic, he remembered everything he read or heard. He watched Jeopardy every day and would have been a great contestant! Until recent years, Paul gardened rosebushes for his mother to enjoy and a variety of vegetables which he enjoyed sharing with neighbors. A fan of nearly all sports, especially baseball, Paul was an assistant football coach at several high schools where he taught. Paul was not a regular churchgoer but was a member of the United Methodist Church and especially enjoyed the fellowship of working with the Methodist Men preparing the annual Groundhog Supper. He also had read the Bible along with other sacred texts and could reference them with ease. Beneath a somewhat gruff exterior was a kind and giving heart. Paul was especially appalled by the poverty in Brazil and after returning to the states, he continued sending clothing and other goods to orphanages in Brazil.\n\nPaul is survived by his brothers, Oliver "Bill" and his wife, Sherri, of Longwood, FL, and Joe and his wife, Terri, of Emporia, KS; a sister, Mary Miner Embree of Reno, NV; five nieces, two nephews, and numerous great nieces and great nephews. \n\nHe is preceded in death by his father in 1978 and mother in 2004.\n\nCremation was entrusted to Weeks Family Funeral Home and Crematory. \n\nVisitation and Celebration will take place from 2:00 till 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26th at Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory. Paul’s siblings will be receiving friends during this time.\n\nMemorial contributions may be made payable to the Sublette United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of America, Alcoholics Anonymous, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF or other children's' relief, in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be shared on WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com. \nTo send flowers to the family of Paul David Miner, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.