In loving memory of

Paul J. Hemphill
April 18, 1975 - November 5, 2023

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Paul J. Hemphill, 48, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Paul was born on April 18, 1975, in Iowa City, the son of Patricia Caffery.

He enjoyed fishing and eating. Paul participated in the Special Olympics. He loved celebrating every holiday and spending time with his family.

Paul is survived by his mother, Patricia; and two siblings, Tammy Sikes and her husband, Joe, and Mike Caffery.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother.


Brian R wrote on Nov 19, 2023:

"What was the cause of death "

Rebecca Ernst wrote on Nov 18, 2023:

"Dear Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Becky Ernst from Our Savior Lutheran"

Matthew Swanson wrote on Nov 17, 2023:

"I knew Paul through special Olympics and he always a very nice and kind man who always treated you like a friend or a part of his family. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends during this very beyond difficult time. Rest in Peace Paul In Christ's love & service Matthew & Jane Swanson"

Michelle Bloomhuff wrote on Nov 14, 2023:

"Tammy, I am sorry for your loss. "

Lynda Wingerter wrote on Nov 14, 2023:

"I knew Paul through working at New Choices, and always liked his smile and charming people out of their candy."

Rayna Danielson wrote on Nov 13, 2023:

"Tammy & Mike you are in my thoughts and prayers. You were such wonderful siblings to Paul. Also thinking of your Mom. "

Bob and Debbie Arndt wrote on Nov 13, 2023:

"Pat and family, We were so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. We are praying for you at this difficult time. Bob and Debbie Arndt "