He was born Feb. 21, 1934 to Elmer and Hannah Estridge.
Paul 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.
He is survived by his children: Paul (Judy) Estridge Jr.; Sherry (Gary) McNutt, and Vicki (Martin) Short; nine grandchildren: Cory, Kiley and Wesley McNutt; Mary Ellen, Elyse (Scott) Harvey, Joshua Estridge; and Shawn, Trevor and Giorgia Short; and two brothers: Jim (Luanne) Estridge and Donald Estridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife: Carol (Billeter) Estridge.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Centennial Bible Church, 720 Liberty Dr., Westfield, Ind., with the funeral service beginning at 3:30 p.m. A celebration of Paul’s life will then begin at 5 p.m., after 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, IN.
Arrangements are by Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville-Fishers, Ind.