Mr. Paul Webster Esch, 86, of Lebanon, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Copper Trace Senior Living in Westfield, Indiana due to complications from Covid-19. He was born on November 1, 1934 in Swedesborough, New Jersey, one of four sons to the late Royal L. and Ethel W. (Wilkinson) Esch.

On August 1, 1956, he was married to Geri (Stewart) Esch in Winchester, Virginia; she survives.

Paul was a 1952 graduate of Indiana Joint High School in Pennsylvania and served his country in the United States Army Reserves.

From 1968–1978, Paul and Geri co-owned and operated Fairway Golf Course in Lebanon. Paul retired from the United States Postal Service after 29 years as a dedicated rural mail carrier. He was of the Methodist faith and held memberships with the Elks Club and American Legion, both in Lebanon.

Paul was an excellent golfer having had two holes-in-one during his career. He enjoyed many other activities as well including, tennis, swimming, bowling, and playing cards. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family dearly.

Survivors include his wife, Geri Esch of Lebanon; three daughters, Barbara Ann (Martin) Phillips of Chesapeake, Virginia, Sharon Kaye (Stephen) Smith of Plainfield, Indiana, and Sandra Michelle (Robert) Smith of Westfield, Indiana; six grandchildren, Andria (Jamaal) Edwards, Emily (Nicholas) Williams, Kayela (Luke) Ziarek, Laci (Darren) Watkins, Dustin (Emily) Dodson, and Sarah (Jeremy) Moore; twelve great grandchildren; a brother, Carl David (Phyllis) Esch of Export, Pennsylvania; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers, Royal Leslie Esch, Jr. and George Edwin Esch.

Private Family Memorial Services are planned for Friday, January 29, 2021, at Myers Mortuary in Lebanon, Indiana. Burial of Ashes will take place at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

Boone County Crematory has been entrusted with his cremation arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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