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Paul Tobias, Jr

December 30, 1968 — January 2, 2022

Nashville, TN

Paul A. Tobias, Jr., age 53 of Nashville, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 in Nashville. A native of San Antonio, TX, Paul was the son of Paul F. Tobias, Sr & Olivia Arriaga Tobias. Paul was born in San Antonio, TX on December 30, 1968.

He served veterans as a Program Support Assistant at the Nashville Campus of the TN Valley Healthcare System. He was a supporter of LGBTQ Community and words are not enough to express the gratitude he had in his heart for Veterans. Outside of his employment, Paul had an extraordinary ability to draw you in with his charismatic personality that was larger than life. He was found visiting and spending most of his time with family and friends. He loved life and shared his beautiful nature with all those around him. He enjoyed music and dancing as well as Mexican food. He had a contagious laugh and lit up any room he entered. ALA was one of his famous words.

Paul loved his family. He made time, sometimes daily, to call different family members and friends, just to check on them. He made it a point to call his brother daily to share jokes and laughs but was always a listening ear to those who needed one.

His joy for life, and love of people, will be missed by all who knew and love him. We will all miss him, more than words could say.

Paul is survived by his bother: Albert Arriaga Luna (sister-in-law Dora Casas), and sister Herlinda Freire, as well as multiple nieces, and nephews with extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Daniel Arriaga and sister: Maria de Jesus Arriaga and Nephew Albert Arriaga Jr. (Rocky).

Friends and local family will gather on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in the chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 for visitation, from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.

Paul will be conveyed to Trevino Funeral Home, San Antonio, TX for a Rosary, Funeral Mass and interment. Complete details will post when available.

Message of condolence will serve as comfort for his friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Nashville Cares ( Donation Link ), the Oasis Center ( Donation Link ) or Matthew 25 ( Donation Link )

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Paul Tobias, Jr, please visit our flower store.

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