He was born on May 2, 1923, in Seoul, Korea, to missionary parents Paul Ehret Haines and Myrtle (Neff) Haines.
He attended Seoul Foreign School until World War II necessitated a move to Hollywood High School for his senior year in 1941. He attended Asbury College, (1945) and Asbury Theological Seminary (1949). He was ordained by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1949 and served as associate pastor of First United Methodist Church of Tampa, Florida, before joining the Oriental Missionary Society as a career, second generation missionary to Korea in 1950.
Paul and his wife, Florence, built a home in Winona Lake in 1964 and always returned to it during furlough years, finally retiring there in 1990. After Florence’s death from cancer in 2002, Paul moved into Heritage point Community where he lived until his death.
On May 29, 1946, Paul married Florence Alice Hall and was inextricably linked to his beloved wife in life and in their ministry of sharing the love of Jesus Christ as missionaries to Korea and Japan.
Paul’s Charismatic personality and vocal musical talents together with fluency in the Korean language equipped him for his unique missionary career. He loved to sing, to preach, and to travel and he never seemed to meet a stranger or friend without a broad smile and hearty handshake. Paul took great joy in reunions with his children and grandchildren and in caring for his woodland home at Oak Haven where friends and family were always welcome. During the Korean Conflict, Paul served from 1950-1953 as a translator and working with Korean churches, seminary students and pastors.
Paul was honored by the Korean Evangelical Holiness Church for his outstanding service to Korea and with the Distinguished Alumni Award at Asbury Theological Seminary for his lifetime in Christian service.
He is survived by sons: Paul Lowell (Sherry) Haines, Indianapolis, Ind.; Douglas W. Haines, Winona Lake; Terry W. (Mary) Haines, Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter: Judith (Scott) Shively, Plano, Texas; eight grandchildren: Kristin Shively Taylor, David (Emily) Shively, Stephanie Shively (David) Darrow, Hannah E. Haines, Keegan Haines, Kathleen Haines, Joshua Haines and Caleb Haines; and a great granddaughter: Kaedyn Faith-Alice Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Florence Alice Haines; his parents; and a brother: Meredith C. Haines.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Greenwood, Ind., at the world headquarters of One Mission. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery, Fort Myers, Fla.
Memorials may be made to a trust established in memory of Paul and Florence Haines. Memorial gifts in honor of their lives may be sent to: The Florence and Paul Haines Endowed Scholarship for Missionary Service at Asbury Theological Seminary, 204 N. Lexington Ave., Wilmore, KY 40309.
Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, is caring for the family.