Samuel F. Paul

May 1, 2015

Samuel F. Paul 91, Frankfort, died May 1, 2015 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, IN.  Born August 26, 1923 in Hillisburg, IN to Fred Hite Paul & Edythe (Lewis) Paul.  He married Sarah Jane Ross on April 24, 1946 in Frankfort and she survives.  Mr. Paul was a 1941 graduate of Scircleville High School and attended Purdue University and the University of Oklahoma. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during WWII. Sam was owner of Paul Coal & Oil Company. His memberships include; St. Matthew United Methodist Church where he was a member for over 50 years, member & past Governor of the Frankfort Moose Lodge #7, V.F.W., American Legion, Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, Clinton Chapter #60 OES, member & Past President Clinton County Amateur Radio Club, life member of Lambda Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He was a Clinton County Councilman for 6 years, Clinton County Assessor for 16 years, and a Frankfort City Councilman. Sam was also a Level II Assessor-Appraiser for the State of Indiana. He should also be remembered for helping his father build a steam locomotive, the largest toy in town, which was used in various parades around the area.


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 8th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the Clinton County Cancer Fund, 241 S. Broadway St. Frankfort, IN 46041

Survived by:

Wife: Sarah Jane Paul of Frankfort, Son: Fred R. (Sharyl) Paul of Fort Wayne, Brother: Richard L. (Evelyn) Paul of FL, 4 Grandchildren, Kelly Ann, Kris, Kyle and Kenny 1 Great Granddaughter, Ashlynn


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Samuel F. Paul”

  1. Ron Kerby May 3, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    My condolences to Sarah Jane and Rick. A respected businessman and longtime friend of my dad who shared their stories about growing up around Scircleville which I remember hearing as a kid.

  2. Anthony Ridlen May 4, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Sam Paul was an excellent pillar of the community and was also known as a get volunteer examiner coordinator for the ham radio testing teams at the Frankfort Community Public Library every three months. I took all three of my exams there and I got a big high five from Sam when I upgraded from General to Extra April 23,2011.

  3. Lana Redman Congleton May 4, 2015 at 9:23 am


    I am so sorry to read of the passing of your father. May God wrap his arms around you and your family in this time of grief. My prayers go out to all of you.

  4. J. Lewis Fox May 6, 2015 at 9:19 am

    When Sam was County Assessor, I was in his office frequently gathering information for farm appraisal reports. During one visit, he shared with me that his father owned several threshing rigs and did custom threshing for the farmers around Hillisburg. He also revealed that from the time he was a young boy, he had transported and operated the large cumbersome equipment (steam engine and separator), all around the eastern half of the county. I shared a story my father often told about one of the last times they threshed on our family farm southwest of Michigantown. Dad was watching for the rig to arrive and saw it turn west off of the Michigan Road headed for our farm. As he watched it get closer, he could not see an operator in the seat and became concerned until he spotted a young man barely tall enough to reach the controls at the wheel. Dad thought “Oh no! This will be a long drawn out affair getting the separator set and belted to the engine”. To his amazement, the boy wheeled the rig through the gate to the field, unhitched the engine, turned it around, lined up perfectly, belts were installed and they were ready to thresh!! Sam chuckled then said “Lewie, I was that kid driving the engine that day!” What a wonderful memory of Sam Paul….

    • Odel Strange May 6, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Remember seeing you and your wife at the Scircleville reunions every year that have been able to attend. Also, remember your involvement in county offices.
      Sorry to you and your family for his passing.
      Sincerely, Odel Strange

  5. Deborrah (Horn ) Burgess May 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Dear Sarah Jane, so very sorry to hear about Sam. I remember when my father worked for him, (Tom Horn), he loved Sam! I guess you remember that my son Michael Gleb ll is your great nephew, he will be sorry to hear this as well ! My prayers & thoughts are with you Sarah. God Bless You All!

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