Paul LeMaster, age 89, a resident of Portland, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022 from an automobile accident in Portland.

Paul was born on July 24, 1932, in Jay County, the son of Ord and Ruth (Haley) LeMaster. He graduated from Portland High School in 1950 and worked as a meat cutter for Kroger, a Feed Salesman and Sales Manager for Haynes Milling Company in Portland. He was a farmer in Jay County and was inducted to the FFA Hall of Fame. He attended Fellowship Baptist and Asbury United Methodist Church. Paul was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellows Lodge and Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Fort Wayne Shrine and the Jayland Antique Car Club.

Paul married Betty Lanning on Jan. 1, 1952, and she passed away on May 16, 2022.

Survivors include children Gerald LeMaster of Portland, Mike LeMaster (wife: Marsha) of Portland, Phillip LeMaster of Portland and Stanley LeMaster of Portland; sisters Idola Coats of Selma, Juanita Steigerwalt of Muncie and Ruth Davis (husband: Doug) of Gas City; brothers Weldon LeMaster (wife: Gloria) of Alexandria and Victor LeMaster of Berne; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

His daughter, Nancy LeMaster, also passed away on Monday.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 289 S. 200 West, Portland, Indiana. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will be held later in Mt. Zion Cemetery, northeast of Portland.

Memorials may be directed towards the Jay County Fair Association Tree Fund or Jay County Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being handled by Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home

Condolences may be expressed at williamsonspencer.com.