Paul I. Smith, 79, longtime resident of Zionsville, died Sept. 22, 2013.
Paul was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Lakeville, to the now late Clarence and Grace (Hoover) Smith. He was a graduate of Lakeville High School, and honorably served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He then attended Purdue University.
He was married for 46 wonderful years to Mildred “Jeannie” Smith, the love of his life.Paul was the owner of Industrial Belting and Supply and Modern System Roofing.
He was a past officer of American Legion Post 79, and used his time, energy and resources to support the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Special Olympics and the American Cancer Society.
Paul and Jeannie lived their faith through their service to others, especially those who were in great need.He is survived by his children, Diana J. Baker, Lecia M. (Mark) Hollis, Patricia Ann Smith, Linda K. Robinson and Steven P. Smith; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His three brothers and two sisters also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his wife and infant son.
Calling is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Flanner and Buchanan Zionsville Funeral Center. A memorial service celebrating Paul’s life will follow at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.