Paul Wayne August Jr. 1969 – 2022

Paul Wayne August Jr. 

June 29, 1969 – June 13, 2022

Paul Wayne August Jr. 52, of Lawarenceville, GA, transition Jun. 13, 2022.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2PM on Jul. 2, 2022, at Proctor’s Mortuary 3520 Washington Blvd. Beaumont

Paul Wayne was born June 19, 1969, in Beaumont, Texas to the late Paul Wayne August, Sr. and Mable Jean Johnson August.

He attended school in Beaumont ISD through the sixth grade while residing with his Uncle Perry Dean Pete and Aunt Linda Gilmore Pete. He later completed his remaining years in Houston ISD when he moved to Houston, Texas with his mother and step-dad, Donald Ray Bean.

Paul had a gift and love for music and dance. He went to work for J. Prince, owner of Rap-A-Lot Records, Brad “Scarface” Jordan and a host of other music artists. While working with Rap-A-Lot Records and the Blac Monks, Paul helped to produce two albums, Secrets of the Hidden Temple and No Mercy in which he both wrote lyrics and rapped under the assumed name “Awol”. Secrets of the Hidden Temple went on to reach number 65 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in 1994 and No Mercy reached number 74 on the charts in 1998. He later moved to Georgia to continue his passion of music production.

He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents: maternal, Phyllis Pete Johnson and William Johnson and fraternal, Helen Simmons Royal and Henry August.

He is survived by his amazing wife of 29 years, Angela August, son Yeshua August, step-mother Gloria Wilson August, brothers Kevin Johnson and Paul Jermaine August.

He also leaves aunts and uncles to cherish his memories: Lillian August Gordon, Bertha Pete Wycoff, Shirley Pete Johnson, Janice Simmons Haynes, Vena Fontenot and Howard Pete.

Paul will also be missed by a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends in the music industry.

Proctor’s Mortuary – Beaumont, is in charge of final arrangements, 3522 Washington Blvd. Beaumont, TX. 77705 (409) 840-2022. The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at

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