Paul E. Estridge Sr., 79, of Westfield, died Sept. 23, 2013 at St.Vincent’s Hospital in Carmel. Born Feb. 21, 1934, he was the son of Elmer and Hannah Estridge.
He was one of the premier homebuilders in central Indiana. He started his business in 1967 and loved working and thinking about building homes until the end of his life. He spent many joyful years with family and friends enjoying his homes at Lake Wawasee, Syracuse, Ind., and St. Petersburg Beach in Florida.
He was a 1951 graduate of Broad Ripple High School; was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash award; and was also chosen to be on the St.Vincent Foundation Board. His spirit and determination was the driving force behind the Indiana Downs Race Track, which opened in 2002.
Survivors include his children, Paul (Judy) Estridge Jr., Sherry (Gary) McNutt and Vicki (Martin) Short; grandchildren, Cory, Kiley and Wesley McNutt; Mary Ellen, Elyse (Scott) Harvey, Joshua Estridge; and Shawn, Trevor and Giorgia Short; and brothers, Jim (Luanne) Estridge and Donald Estridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Carol (Billeter) Estridge.
Visitation and funeral services were held Sept. 30 at Centennial Bible Church, 720 Liberty Dr., Westfield. A celebration of his life followed the entombment at Bridgewater Country Club, 3535 E. 161st St., Westfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Legacy Fund/Estridge Family Foundation, 515 E. Main St., Suite 100, Carmel.
Arrangements entrusted to Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville.