Paul Haubenreich Sr.
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Paul Haubenreich Sr.

Knoxville, TN

Paul N. Haubenreich, Sr., a resident of Knoxville since 1957, died on April 5, in Knoxville, at the age of 89.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Walker, with whom he was happily married for 63 years.; by their five children: Jim Haubenreich, Lexington, KY; Paul Haubenreich, Jr., Knoxville; Joe Haubenreich, Hendersonville, TN; Fran McDonald, Louisville, TN; Bob Haubenreich, Pelzer, SC., eleven grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action as a Combat Infantryman, in Germany.

He obtained his higher education at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (BS in ME 1950, MS in ME in 1955) and Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology. As an engineer and manager, he participated in nuclear energy development, and he was a member of the staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for forty years, before retirement in 1991. He was an adult leader in Scouting for many years, and was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1973. He served for 20 years as a deacon and as an elder of the West End Church of Christ, and participated in the establishment of the Hardin Valley Church of Christ, where he was a member, until his death.

Military honors will be performed at the East Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery, Lyons View Pike, on Friday, April 10th, at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive visitors at the Hardin Valley Church of Christ on Saturday, April 11th from 12:30, until 2:00 p.m., with a memorial service immediately following. Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike is serving the Haubenreich family.

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Apr. 7, 2015.
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