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Paul Alex Bottoms, 70, of Richmond, Virginia passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert
Bottoms; mother Wanda Hammonds Bottoms; and sister Betty Releford. Paul is survived by sister, Paulette Moore (Jimmie); aunts
Frances Williams and Laqueta Bottoms; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Paul’s favorite things to do were spend time with his cousin DeLesa Sandidge (Ron) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, volunteering at the USO at
Richmond International Airport, fishing, long visits to libraries and book stores, and helping others he knew.
He started as a dj in radio as a teenager in Arkansas using the on air name of Paul Poppins. He joined the Army and did news for Pat
Sajack on AFVN radio. Paul came home and was a newscaster at various radio stations in the areas of Chicago IL, Dallas-Ft Worth TX as well as San Antonio, Alexandria VA, and most recent, WRVA in Richmond. Paul was very fortunate to have many friendships with extraordinary personalities at all of the stations where he worked.
Final arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your
choice.