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Paul B. Stafford

December 16, 1928 November 2, 2018
Paul B. Stafford
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Paul B. Stafford, 89, of Indianapolis was called Home November 2, 2018. He was a resident of Rosegate Long Term Care Facility before a brief illness at St Francis Hospital-Southcampus where he passed peacefully Friday morning. Paul was born on December 16, 1928 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to Paul and Dorothy Stafford who predeceased him. He is survived by the love of his life of 66 years, Mary Francis Stafford, his loving children, Daughter, Paula K. Ward and Son-in-law Joe, their children and Paul’s grandchildren Hillary Ward and Connor Ward all of Indianapolis. His Son, David N. Stafford and Daughter-in-law Kim and their children and Paul’s grandchildren, Olivia Stafford, Beau Stafford and Addison Stafford all of North Carolina. His Brother, Don Stafford of Indianapolis and his nephew, Mark Stafford and wife Deborah and his great nephews Mark and Austin and their families, nephew, Jeff Stafford and wife Vicki and great nieces Jackie Day, Vanessa Popper and Kristen Richards and their families, niece, Pam Gordin and husband Chris and great nephew, Mike Masters and his family and great niece & nephew Truly and Cooper.
Paul graduated from “The Manual High School” in 1947 and graduated from The School of Pharmacy at Butler University in 1952. Upon graduation he served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. Paul was honorably discharged from active service in in 1954 but continued to serve in the reserves. He began his professional Pharmaceutical career in Greencastle Indiana working for Coan Pharmacy, eventually opening and managing the Danville Coan Pharmacy. In 1964 he began working for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis; where he went on to serve as Chief of Pharmacy. His Government Career took him to directing Pharmacy’s in Marion, Indiana and Fayetteville, North Carolina where he retired June 3, 1994. Throughout his professional life Paul had many successes but none were more important to him than bringing unit dose to the wards of the Veterans Administration Hospitals. After retirement he continued to work for CVS Pharmacy in North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In 2003, Paul and Mary left the beaches of South Carolina to come back to their Indiana home where he longed to be with family and childhood friends and their forever Church, St Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Paul was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was very passionate about the growth of St. Paul’s; he was a lifetime member of the St. Paul’s Softball club and the Fun and Do club where he formed lifelong friendships that he treasured each and every day.
Paul’s greatest love was for his family. He enjoyed receiving calls and visits from family and friends. It brought him great joy telling stories of days gone by and he was forever giving anyone who would listen a history lesson on Southside Indianapolis lore, and possibly a tall tale now and then. One of the many things that Paul enjoyed was fishing for that elusive big Musky on Lost Land Lake in Hayward, Wisconsin and catching the big one off the Carolina Coast.
Please remember Paul by joining his family for a Memorial Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 10, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM to share memories with a service beginning at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 3932 MiCasa Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46237.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.


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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

10

Nov

10:00 AM 11/10/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

3932 Mi Casa Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46237

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
3932 Mi Casa Avenue Indianapolis 46237 IN
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

10

Nov

11:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

3932 Mi Casa Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46237

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
3932 Mi Casa Avenue Indianapolis 46237 IN
United States
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