Paul Eric Michael Hedrick, 85 of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Dayton Ohio passed away March 14, 2020 surrounded by his loving daughters Tracy and Mary.
Paul was born in Dayton Ohio September 23, 1934 where he grew up living in the cities of Dayton, Springfield and West Union before relocating to Port Charlotte in 1988. Paul lived life to the fullest with his number one priority being his family. He is survived by 8 children; Paul (Juanita) Hedrick , Carol Spencer, Corrine (Rob) Hedrick all of Dayton Ohio. Jaqueline (Greg) Angelbrandt. William Vukovic, John Paul Hedrick all of Port Charlotte , Mary Hall of Boca Raton and Tracy Silvia(Roger Smith) of Port Charlotte. 12 Grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. several nieces and nephews and many many friends.
Paul was a business owner/operator in the Wholesale Plumbing and Heating industry most of his life while residing in Ohio. After relocating to Florida he became a successful salesman in plumbing supplies and retired at age 72 from the Gorman Company in Port Charlotte. Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957 . Paul’s second love was the Fraternal Order of the Moose. A fifty year member and Pilgrim in the North Port Lodge 764. Paul served as FBMA state president in 2001 -2002 and charted the Gulf Cove Lodge in 2000. Paul loved sports and was a 13 year season ticket holder of the Port Charlotte Stone Crabs and active member of their booster club. He was a Tampa Bay Rays fan and he loved his Ohio State Buckeyes. Paul is preceded in death by his loving wife Norma Hedrick and loving grandson Gregory Silvia.
A Committal Service and Burial with Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force and American Legion Post 110 of Port Charlotte, will be held 10:30am on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida. A Memorial service celebrating Paul’ life will be held at 2pm the following day, Saturday June 27, 2020 at the Fraternal Order of the Moose, North Port Moose Lodge 764, at 14156 Tamiami Trail in North Port, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Paul’s name to Moose Charities, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.