Mr. Paulk was born March 14, 1946 in Jacksonville, Fla., a son of the late Billy Bob Paulk and Lois Hanley Paulk.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step mother, Lucille Jones Paulk.
Brad was a member of the Cartersville Episcopal Church of the Ascension and served as principal of Kingston Elementary School and later as Vice Principal of Cass High School, before moving on to become the grant writer for Bartow County. His favorite hobby was playing tennis.
Survivors include his wife, Dovie Paulk, daughter, Luci Paulk, of Rome, step daughter, Melanie Parson, of Euharlee, step-grandchildren, Mitchell and Justin White, foster-daughter and granddaughter, Lisa Faith and Angela Faith, sisters, Laura Abney Davis and Jane Abney Kimbrel, both of Lawrenceville, and Beth Paulk Howard, of Macon, brothers, Walter Abney and Bill Paulk, both of Brunswick and Pat Paulk, of Lawrenceville, and a number of nieces and nephews,
Memorial services will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, from the Cartersville Episcopal Church with Rev. Louis Tonsmeire and Rev. Mary Ericson officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cartersville Episcopal Church of the Ascension or to the Zena Drive Senior Center.
The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the online guest register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, is in charge of the arrangements.