Paul was born in Maryville, Missouri on April 29, 1946 to the late Paul Edward Leeper and Thelma Eckles Leeper. He was employed as a production manager with Cooper Standard in Goldsboro.
While a resident of Missouri, Paul was a city police officer in Maryville. He was later employed by Uniroyal in Maryville. While in Goldsboro, he was a member of the Wayne County Amateur Radio Association. Paul was also a Mason.
Paul passed away on February 12, 2017