Paul Eugene Treadway, Jr. “Noop” 74, of Murrells Inlet, SC formerly of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 21, 1949, a son of the late, Paul E. Treadway, Sr., and Esther Treadway.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Diana Treadway Wright, and a grandson, Cahlin McDermott.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty years, Janet Treadway of Murrells Inlet, SC; children, Paul Treadway, III (Rik), Juliet Farace (Michael), and Katie Forbes (Christopher); brother, Richard Treadway (Joyce); and grandchildren, Ashely Treadway, Ian McDermott, Jesse Farace, Marleigh Farace, Padraic Forbes and Alexander Forbes.
Paul was a faithful man of God, “Noop” as he was called by the many grandkids, great grands, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, and endless friends who love him dearly. He will be remembered as a fun, kind, lovable, honest, unique, extremely talented, generous, intelligent, gifted artist, fixer of all things, goofy, playful, sincere, and faithful.
Treadway, Dad, Noop and Daddy. His name reaches far and wide and he will be missed by many. Noop will live on in all the hearts he touched in his 74 years.
Paul was an accomplished award-winning wildlife artist. He has fifty plus originals and prints in circulation today. His wildlife portraitures won numerous prestigious awards during his career as an artist. Paul/ Noop was also able to live out his childhood dream as a cowboy reenactor in Frontier Town. During his and Janet’s retired life they worked in the “town” where she ran Gallery 1881 and proudly sold his artwork while he played the parts of Dessert Dan, Amos Cash, and Ike Clanton. The children all loved Noop and Frontier Town was the perfect place to combine his love of Cowboys and history of the Wild West while sharing it with kids.
Paul also had a passion for music that he shared with family and friends. He would often be seen, eyes closed, tapping his foot to the greats; John Denver, John Prine, Jim Croce, Marshall Tucker Band, J. Weilley Hubbard, Townes VanZant, Allison Kraus, Led Zepplin and Bonnie Raitt just to name a few.
So, in the words of Dale Evans:
“It is the way you ride the trail that counts.”
Noop you rode the trail guided by the Lord and we thank you for the memories along the way. We will see you in paradise.
“Happy Trails to you, until we meet again.”
A celebration of Noop’s life will be held at a later date in Maryland.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family with arrangements.
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