Benjamin B. Paul Jr.
94, passed away on August 17, 2014, at his home. Born in Losantville, Indiana, on December 8, 1919, Ben was one of nine children and graduated in 1938 from Selma High School, Selma, Indiana. During WWII, Ben served nine years in the military--four in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army Air Force in aerial reconnaissance and an additional five years in the Reserves. He was most proud of serving in the United States military. After the war, Ben spent his career in the construction industry overseeing the building of many large schools and commercial buildings for several major Indianapolis contractors. His last employer of many years was Everett I. Brown, where Ben was known as such a perfectionist, the company called him out of retirement three times! Ben worked until he was 80.
Ben was married for 62 years to his wife, Gladys, who passed away in 2008. He is survived by his children, Pam Hendrixson, Indianapolis; Sandra Lakes, Marana, Arizona; son Bryan Paul (Betsy) of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel , 740 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. with the funeral immediately following at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to The
Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN, 46240. You are invited to visit the web site, http://www.leppertmortuary.com, where you may sign the online register or leave a personal message for the family.