|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1965|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2002|
PAUL R. WICKMAN, born April 11, 1965 died January 17, 2002. His mother ; 1 sister, Patricia ; 3 brothers, Alfred, Michael, David ; and many nieces and nephews survive him. The memorial service will be held Wednesday January 23, 2002 at Aldine Funeral Chapel on Airline at 11:00 am. (published in the Houston Chronicle 1/22/2002)
FOUNDING MEMBER OF CLAN OF CHAOS.....
Badge #0007 PAUL WICKMAN RED DRAGON
To our wonderful friend Paul Wickman
Paul aka Red Dragon, was a member of Chaos and a true friend to all of us that knew him. In life, we always have that ONE person who came into our lives that you never ever forget. That person is the one you always think of when times gone by, when you wind up in other places, doing other things and reminisce about the past. For me anyway, that person will always be Paul. He was loved, and he will be greatly missed. We all love you Red Dragon...may you be at peace now.
One evening, now quite past.........in the campgrounds of Hawkwood. That day I was security detail, all day. I was finally relieved from the front gate as the evening show started to gather at the Greenman. I met up with Red Dragon, as I was walking the back way to the pub. We ordered up together, and kept on. We shared our share of several cup fulls. We enjoyed the show and each others company. Always a perfect gentle-man. I was thrilled when he decided to give me a name. When the show was over, we headed/ staggered down to the campgrounds...for the inductions he had to do...one was a close friend of mine. There was a fire show going on, and a solitary fire blower, and drums rumbling through....there were canvas tents towards the far end, and the fires smoke thick in the night. It had been misting, and it was chilly for an August night. There were lots of small parties, and gatherings, everywhere. Ringmaster was celebrating, something, possibly a birthday. I can smell the meat cooking on the fires. Apple pie was the drink of the night. Then there was another, from a cup that glowed electric red ! .....that belonged to Red Dragon. A few of us all met up in the middle area, and the inductions begun. I watched for Talon (Jason), for Outlaw (Jim), and for Taggin Rose, and Tippee (TE)....I watched and yelled Huzzah when each had taken their vow, and a toast was made. When next I was called. I was inducted Sionnach Deaj - Red Fox - cunning, sly, and sneaky.....and probably because I wore a red fox skin. Hip Hip Huzzah...wow, what a night....for after what I drank in that glowing Red Cup of Chaos....is a blur. But I do remember thinking I saw cowboys.....with covered wagons! ...amongst all us? Now I have penned this memory to page, for all to read. I hold this evening very close in my heart, and have not shared it till now. I wanted someone to know the fond memories I have of a very gracious man. I wanted to give this memorial to someone who could archive it. I carry his name / title, my name / title....without the claim of being a member of Chaos. I post this title in my accolades, and smile, when I see it. For to me, this is how my friend lives on. I am just another that misses him, greatly.
Signed Anonymous Submission
Paul, It was an honor to have call you "Brother." May your journeys carry you on through the Mists of Avalon. Farewell My Brother
Signed Norath Tovaar
we went through alot together from the first year i met you i loved you dearly.. i wish we could have spent more time together in ourfive you journey as friends.. peace be with your soul. with me you shall allways be imortal.... Originally your Celste and now you Fury a little sister of chaos
Dragon... Paul... You were the first to welcome me, with open arms, into Chaos. For that, I am ever grateful. You are my friend... comrade... but importantly... you are my brother... RIP...
Signed Lord Kraven the Hunter
DRAGON, You helped and took care of me when needed. You never let anybody push me around or say something about my disability that would hurt. I will always remember how you stood by me when I was having a seizure even though you did not know me very well. You honored my wishes and then honored me with your friendship. You will be in my heart forever. With much love the crippled chick. (I know you hate it when I call myself crippled, but I know you understand)
Signed Melissa Rourke
Dragon, You were my closest of friends in Chaos, and in life! You were loved by my children as if you were there biological family! Lala (Ziera) would search for you and call for you from the time we entered the grounds of TRF till we crept up on you at the Sea Devil. Mayhem aka "TRANZ" wanted to follow in your shoes, alas yer foot was too small! You held my hand when I found out personal things that were damaging. You held my head when I was angry, hurt, and wanted to die! You called me just to say hello and to see if the kids and I were okay, when you knew things were tough! We had a great time every time we went to dinner, to the movies, or just out "Rat-Killin'". I will miss our talks, our quiet times just watching TV together, and the times we tried to sing in the car on the way to Austin..(OH BROTHER!) But most of all I will miss you! You were a light in my life that I never knew could burn so bright! I thank you and will keep you forever alive in my heart and in my every thought! By the way.. you always wanted to be in my bed room.. well now you are! I keep your ashes on the shelf over my dresser! I will love you forever more!
Signed Zelena (yer little sis!)
I'll never forget the first weekend of Hawkwood in 2001 when you inducted me into your Faid A'Key! And waking up the next morning on the floor of a tent, in all my clothes, covered with mud, with a Loki hang over:-) You will always be the essence of CHAOS to me, and all of your brothers and sisters. You are dearly missed and can never be replaced, but your spirit is with us always!
The Red Dragon It was a blessed day when I met The Red Dragon With The Horn of Doom in hand he did approach He said take a drink my friend and swallow with care So I took on The Horn of Doom, frightfully unaware For when the Captain Morgan's mixture hit my throat It was with this deadly concoction the Red Dragon I did soak Liquid soaked, dripping, surrounded by laughter and friends The Red Dragon did speak, "One chance, no more." The silence and laughter broken, he did step forward And roared, "Do drink again my friend, for this is not the end!" So it was from the Horn of Doom I drank again and again. From that day forward, we have known each other as the best of friends. . . . . . . . Into darkened frontiers we did fast approach Riding upon land that was all but blood soaked By all the countless, lifeless bodies that littered the battle ground It was in this place, it was we who were found. Surrounded by Death on all sides in this Valley of Kings The armies of the underworld did await to seal our fate Then through blackened skies, a figure did break Followed by lightning, this red, winged figure flew With wings that spanned a great castle wall This Red Dragon did answer our call With fire exploding from his great, toothed mouth He eliminated the Death armies from the South With each encircling pass, he eliminated the threat of Death Until all was well once more in this Valley of Kings. It is in this Valley The Red Dragon now sleeps For it his soul this Heavenly place now keeps. His soul now watches over us all in our great land Always the guardian, he will continue to make his stand Within our own hearts and our own souls For the love of The Red Dragon will never die nor grow old. Long Live The Red Dragon! (Our Brother, Friend, Companion & Guardian).
Signed Bear of Avalon
Dragon, My fondest memory of you will always be, You and I standing in the sea devil and bleeding from the forehead, after head butting each other wearing chain mail. I have a scare that I will carry with pride!! I miss you brother
Signed Curtis The Red
Dragon (Paul), Founder #0007; Words can't explain how much I miss ya. We were brothers and kindred spirits. Outsiders tore us apart but, we found our way back to each other just before... I have received your message and you are right my brother, things will be ok. I miss you my brother, I know now that you will always be watching over me. Love ya Bro, peace be will you.
Signed Travis (Dread), Founder #0006
My brother, my friend.........I miss you more and more each day. You were and still are my brother, in life as in death. I'll meet you in Vallhalla.
Signed Lady Allayya, #0013
Dragon, A name that I have had for years myself, I have always been proud when people would address me by that name, now I hold that name with honor as I know that many who call me by that name remember you when they speak to me. There are some that can not call Me Dragon, and for that I truly understnand. I met you long ago and we were friends. My induction into CHAOS took place this past weekend at TRF. Though there will never be another Red Dragon, I do hope I shall carry the name and do it justice in your memory.
Signed Karl "Dragon" Wolff
Dear dragon, 4 years I have been known as a man of many velvet words and I was still a poet and minstral when we met. But alas no muse could coax me to attempt putting in words what our kinship ment. The start of every fair since you beat me to valhalla has wroght a sad tear for no matter how loud I yell your name you can come crashing into my camp with readt hug and full mug again. I miss our misadventures our talks our fights and most of all the sound of u callin me brother. A hundred realms we shall conqur and your name shall ever be on our lips as a call to arms and victory cry all the days this brotherhood shall live.
Still Thinking about ya... Miss Ya Brother
Signed Lord Dread
I have loved you forever and allways will. i will miss the weekly calls to see if vulture and i are still together. i will miss the way you called to ask my oppinion before you brought an idea beofre the group. most of all i will miss your smile and the excitement over the hamsters. keep your ever watchful eyes on us as allways and protect us from afar.
Red Dragon, As best I can remember It was a fuzzy 7 years I was privleged to know you and call you brother. Even in your passin you have caused Chaos to grow ever stronger. Your spirit and the many who joined you this year are surely hoisting a fine stout and watching over us until we unite again.
Signed Lairde Ge'off "Irish" M'Crack
Dragon~ You've been gone now for a quite awhile. I was not ready to let go. I am still having trouble grasping the thought that you are gone and that I must let go. What can I say about you that hasn't been said? You mean so much to me. I miss our talks on the phone. I miss the advice you gave me. I miss your presence. I remember talking to you on the phone a few days before your passing to Vahalla. The words you spoke will forever be in my heart and in my mind. You were my best friend, you kept me out of trouble, as did Talon. You and Talon were the first ones I met out at TRF. I'll forever miss your hugs and your laugh. No one can hug like you... I guess this is goodbye for now. You will never be forgotten. I love you Dragon, and one day we shall meet again.
Signed The Tasty Mermaid
Hail and Well Met, Brother! I couldn't help but drop a line to say how much I still miss thee. Thou wert ever a loyal friend, thy roaring laughter is sorely missed. Remember the time I got you out of your tent in the wee hours of the morn to help me find my own? I was quite besotted, yet you never took advantage. I shall always seek to honor thee in this life, and will share a cup with thee in Valhalla! Blessings upon thy House, Vanya
Signed Vanya of Clan McStagger
Sweet Dragon...to this day you are still missed among Brig-A-Doon. Nights of you walking with your dog through our camp, stopping to chat, get hugs goodnight, and grab a quick drink with Andy before walking off into the darkness still linger in my mind. And my fondest memory of you would be when you helped me and Andy move into our new house right after we got married in 97....spooking our new neighbors by playing with Andys sword in the front yard. Then going back to the old house and bringing my cat back with you so he didnt have to be alone. I love and miss you so much Paul. Always will you be in our thoughts, and our hearts.
Signed Stephanie (Brigadoon Queen)
Even though I had only met him once at the chaos party in ....I think it was 98 I had found what I thought could be my teacher and then I left never seen him again and then I find out he has taken his rightful place in the great hall and upon my entry to the hollowed place we shall pick up where he left off He showed me more respect than anyone Ive known he let me play with his scimitar (sp?) shortly after his making of it I miss him even though I never had the chance to be taken into his care and we shall all meet again in the rnd
Signed Rick Smith
you brought me into chaos and becaules of that i will NEVER leave. I will never forget you and will always remember you and the times we had together. I love you brother
Signed Lord NightRaven
Dearest Dragon, I never got a chance to tell you how much you meant to me. I only met you in 1998, but you were a large part of my life. You, Heath, and Dizzy were all there for me at a time in my life when I had no one. Who else would take a lost pregnant girl and watch out for her? Without your care and friendship, those days would have been total darkness for me. The few years we were friends still brighten my life. I regreat that I didnt get to see you again after 2001. I never got to say goodbye, but I shall say it now. You shall always live in my heart, dear older brother and staunch protector!!! I shall never forget the effect you had on my life.
Signed Lisa Wynn...AKA.. Minikilt, Tigersilk, and the infamous Kitt
Ah, Red Dragon, I do remember being inducted into C.H.A.O.S. once upon a night in the old campground, you know, "Quiet Family Camping"? It was you and Talon and Blackstar...and that was it. To get in, I had to drink a flaming dr.pepper.I told you I was gonna puke it up and you said "That's ok, just do it." So I did, and puked it right up! You laid your arms on my shoulders and said that I was now inducted into C.H.A.O.S. Since that day, we have talked and seen each other, partied and had parties. I remember your voice at the early drum jams before there was any fire pit, before the mosh, before the stupid rules, raves, before you had to start locking everything you have up (like you do now). You would say: "Pig! Give me a beat!" And after a swig out of the horn of doom, I would start with a beat, all the time keeping an eye on you as you would look back at me. I miss and love you brother, your mead still sits at the Blue Carrot, awaiting you, as does one of the C.H.A.O.S. lights that hung in your room. When it is on, I toast you, and you know this as you are watching me and the rest of us from Paradise. Keep watch over us all as we are here but for a short time. See you soon in Valhalla.
Signed Mark Epps
i miss you paul and will forever keep you and the others that are in chaos in my heart i will always be a knight in your service to aal my brothers and sisters in arms there i loved the good times and things we did and you red dragon will be missed may your name ring through out all the halls of valhalla. huzzzah and god times and more to come.
Signed pyre of hellborne(hal larson)
its been 10 years sense u was taken from this earth but we all still miss u and it seem like yesterday we was all at trf or Excalibur having fun joking around and of course gathering ur armor lol i have people rying to get me to change my name the name u and thorne gave me i won't do it....by keeping my name its like haveing you here. you wouldn't beleave chaos today its nothing like it was.... i wish u had been able to squier me like u had said but khoolagh took me under his wing took almost 2 years after ur passing but i got in just like u wanted thorn is making mead now its better the ne thing else out there you would like it lol ill talk to u more latter have to take my kid to the doctor lol yah i said it my kid beleave it or not i have 4 now a 13 y/o step daughter a 11 y/o step daughter and a set of twins that are mine.... a boy bubba and a girl little bit chaos calls them demon spawn lol .... Love you brother
Signed Grindil Bloodwolf
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Paul's ashes are spread far and wide. There are ashes scattered on row 1 Chaos Camp at TRF, Rev and Troy have some, and several people wear them in viles around their neck.
Created by: DeDe
Record added: Mar 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87017876
I miss seeing you around fair Spanky. You were one of the most selfless kindhearted people I've known.|
Added: Jun. 1, 2013
R.I.P. Red Dragon. You are the legend of many great campfire stories!|
Added: Mar. 19, 2012