Paul L. Neese

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Mr. Paul L. Neese died Monday, June 22, 2020 at his home in Shelbyville.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 25th, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Rev. Bobby McGee officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.

He was a native of Bedford County and was former owner of Neese’s Linoleum and Carpet Co. in Shelbyville. He was the son of the late Lowe Franklin (Bill) and Melba Ruth Claiborne Neese and was a member of Normandy United Methodist Church. Mr. Neese was an avid golfer, Tennessee Titans fan and proud to be the second owner of the company founded by his father and continuing under the ownership of his son, Pat.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his infant sister, Diana Gayle and sister and brother-in-law, Betty Jo and Fred Shofner.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Stanette Beckman Neese; two sons, Paul L. (Lauren) Neese II of Lewisburg and Pat (Jessica) Neese of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, Josh Neese, Kayla Neese, Michael Neese, Rachel Neese’ three great-grandchildren; a sister, Pam (Rick) Beasley; two brothers, Bill (Articele) Neese and Ed (Lisa) Neese of Shelbyville.

Honorary pallbearers will be lifelong friends “The Drifters” - Eddie Wright, Joe Fly, Billy Simmons, Eddie Murray, Jerry Robertson, Wayne Williams, Ronnie Arnold and many longtime golf buddies including “The Gaggle”.