Paul Schrader, 84 of Carbon, died at 8:26 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
He was born Oct. 5, 1921, as the son of Paul Otto and Mary Jane Loveall Schrader.
He graduated from Van Buren High School with the Class of 1939. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He received the Presidential Citation for combat service in Leyte, 3 Battle Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.
He married Myrna Martin on Feb. 22, 1947. He was a member of Carbon Masonic Lodge No. 529 and a 50-year member of The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in Evansville, Ind.
He worked as a prospect driller for area coal companies. He also worked at Arketex Plant 3 for 9 years and retired from Pillsbury Company in Terre Haute after 20 years of service. He enjoyed racing go karts and was an active member of SIRA and WKA racing associations. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers Gayle, Cliff, Chester, Morris and Robert and two sisters, Ruthe Wells and Bonnie Stepler.
He is survived by his wife Myrna; his children, Paula Wright, Michael Schrader and JoLynn Blake; grandchildren, Wendy and Dennis Tucker, Kenneth and Melissa Wright, Scott and Amee Schrader, Brandy Schrader, Eric and Emily Blake, and Amanda and Jason Nicholson; great grandchildren, Nicole and Mallory Johnson, Madison and Viviene Tucker, Ken, Tanner and Logan Wright, Analise Blake, Caden Schrader, and another great grandchild expected in November.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home. Masonic memorial services will begin at 7 p.m. with funeral services to follow. At the request of the deceased, his body will be cremated following the funeral services.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.