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Paul Naumoff

July 3, 1945 August 17, 2018
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Paul Naumoff, age 73, of Knoxville passed away peacefully early Friday morning at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to Pete and Rose Sazdonoff Naumoff. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree education. He was an All American Linebacker and inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. He went on to play for the Detroit Lions for 12 years, and was an All Pro Linebacker in the NFL. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Paul received his master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded by his twin sister, Pauline Naumoff Thomas.

Paul is survived by his wife of 52 years, Melva Naumoff; son, Chris Naumoff and wife Laronda; daughter, Nicole Naumoff Dousis and husband, Bill; daughter, Celeste Naumoff; grandchildren, Chelsey Dousis, Ashley Naumoff, Jacob Naumoff, Drew Dousis, Trey Dousis, Riley Henry; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Barbara Naumoff; nieces, Stephanie Thomas, Kathy Sue Naumoff, Allysa Gornall, and Allayne McGrath; nephews, Eric Thomas, Rick Naumoff, Brad Gornall, John Gornall and Michael Gornall; and all of his loving friends.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, August 24, in the Sanctuary of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the Naumoff family.


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Visitation

Friday

24

Aug

12:00 PM 8/24/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 8/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church

9132 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church
9132 Kingston Pike Knoxville 37923 Tennessee
United States

Celebration of Life

Friday

24

Aug

2:00 PM 8/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church

9132 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church
9132 Kingston Pike Knoxville 37923 Tennessee
United States
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