Martin “Marty” Paulson, III

Martin “Marty” Paulson, III of High Springs, Florida passed away peacefully Thursday June 14, 2018. He was born October 20, 1935 in Farmington, Michigan to the late Martin August Paulson Jr. and Josephine Paulson. He was preceded in death by three siblings Joann Bailey, Arthur Paulson, and Georgia Langford. Survivors include his wife of 62 years Shirley Paulson, one daughter Cynthia Knowles (Russell) of High Springs, Fl. Two brothers, Alfred Paulson (Janie) of High Springs, FL and Laroy Paulson (Mary) of Gainesville, Florida.
Over the years he enjoyed hunting, his many hunting dogs, old cars, fishing, boating, collecting wrist watches and spending time with his family.
During his early school years in Michigan he was a Boy Scout, participated in track events and excelled in Artistic talents. When Martin was sixteen his family moved from Farmington, Michigan to Miami, Fl. When he was in 10th grade while attending Coral Gables High School he met the love of his life Shirley White. They dated throughout High School and married shortly after graduation on August 9, 1956. During his Senior year and shortly after, Martin was employed by Food Fair off of Red Road, Miami, Fl.
In 1957, his family moved from Miami and briefly lived in Lake Butler, FL before moving to High Springs, Fl. Martin and Shirley who were married and living in an apartment in Miami decided to move to High Springs also.
As a young man he joined the Army Reserves, worked at the Saw Mill in Alachua, installed chain link fence for Sears and construction work.
Martin became an Electronics Technician by trade, a member of the IBEW Union, working for Merv Griffin Productions for 30 years taking care of the Closed-circuit television systems at both Derby Lane (St. Petersburg, FL) and Ocala Jai-Alai until his retirement. He then joined his wife as owner of the Main Street Antique Mall in High Springs and worked there for the following 24 years. He loved talking and interacting with the customers and they loved him.

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