Gerald S. Paul, 78, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home in Liberty. He was born on April 28, 1942, in Richmond to the late Eugene Paul and Mary “Peg” Hurner Paul.
Jerry graduated from Short High School in 1960. After graduation he went to Indiana University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business. This helped his love for Bobby Knight and IU basketball.
In August of 1962, he married Judy K. Stinson; they were able to spend 58 years together before she passed away August 19, 2020.
Jerry was an active member and an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Liberty.
For many years Jerry worked at Western Auto with his beloved father, Gene. He and his wife then moved to Coeur d’Alene where he worked for Hill-Rom. They then returned to Liberty and founded Medreco. He had owned The Hidden Manor for about a year before selling it.
In the town of Liberty, Jerry is leaving behind a big legacy, and he loved everything about Liberty. He had been on Liberty town council since 2005. He even had made a winter cat box for the Wescott Street cats. He was a firefighter for 15 years. He was a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge #58 F&AM. Jerry also was a Murat Shriner.
Jerry was an inventor of all things; he put together an invention for a wheelchair to be able to go into a car. As an inventor he had a love for duct tape and being able to find a use for it in all things.
He was always pleased to be a host and welcomed guests. He loved bluegrass music, classic cars, Skyline Chili and most importantly his cats. He was a beloved husband, father, uncle and friend to many.
Jerry is survived by those to leave on his legacy to include, his daughter, Janelle Paul and his son, Justin Paul; a sister Penny; many nieces, nephews and dear friends; and his cats Boston, Coco and Spark Plug.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 58 years.
Visitation for Jerry will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N. Main St. Liberty, Indiana 47353. The funeral service will immediately follow the Masonic Service presented by Liberty Masonic Lodge #58 F&AM, which everyone is encouraged to attend at 1:00 pm on Monday. Burial will follow in Elkhorn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Family Fund for the replanting of the town of Liberty trees; those can be sent to Union County Foundation at 404 Eaton St., Liberty, Indiana 47353, or at the funeral home. To sign the online guestbook or to leave the family a personal message please visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.