The world got a little less fun on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, when Paul “Junior” Ernest Dare Jr., 59, of Kansas City, Missouri, left this world to be with his parents; Paul Sr. and Mattie Mae Dare, sister, Virginia Sorenson and his nephew Jimmy Paul Dare in heaven.
Paul would want us to say that he died while playing his guitar and performing an amazing stunt on his dirt bike… but it was not that sexy—he died quietly at home. Those that know and love Paul, know that his family was his world; especially his daughter Angel (Chad) Matthews who he called “BB”, and their children Elliana and Addilyn Matthews the Grand Baby “BB’s” he called his ticklets; and they called him Grandpa Paul.
He was the Rockstar Dad and Grandpa everyone wished they had; with his long hair, and ability to tell great stories; he loved eating out, getting ice cream, going to the movies on Tuesday nights, going to concerts and listening to live music, playing guitar and in general just being goofy with friends and family. He had fun no matter what- including playing with his remote-controlled airplanes, cars, boats, and his drone, if it wasn’t fun, he did not want to do it. If it’s broke it didn’t matter because he was a genius when it came to fixing things; for years he had a computer and VCR repair business; and people would bring him all kinds of things to fix. When someone was getting rid of something he saw the potential in giving it a new home, a new purpose, and a new life, earning him the self-proclaimed title of “King Scrapper”.
Paul was never alone; he always had his best friend God with him. His faith in God allowed him to see the humor through the tears and the joy beyond the clouds. He created a path and legacy for his family that was as unique as he was; living life the way he wanted to. The ones who will miss him most are his daughter Angel and her Husband Chad; grandchildren Elliana and Addilyn his, brother James (Branda), Nieces Danielle and Autumn, his great-niece Adelynn and great-nephew Loki, and of course too many close friends and other extended family to list.
So, how do we honor and say goodbye to such an “Jawsome” guy—sadly the Beatles are not available to play so we will have everyone come to Terrace Park Funeral Home & Cemetery 801 NW 108th street, Kansas City, MO 64155 on Friday, December 16; Where we will hang out and sharing memories from 1-2:30 PM; then the pastor will have a service at 2:30 before we lay him to rest in the cemetery with his Mom.