Born: February 21, 1925 - Deceased: May 5, 2020
Paul Louis Mulligan, 95, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, February 21, 1925, in Centerville, IL passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Paul was a retired carpenter and a member with Carpenter’s Union #169 in East St. Louis. He was a 1942 graduate of East St. Louis High School. Paul served in the World War II as a Navy Gunner on the USS Brough, Destroyer Escort and discharged in 1946 as a Seaman First Class.
He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #8677, Caseyville, IL and American Legion Post.
Paul was an avid reader, sudoku problem solver, and golfer with six holes in one and shot his age in his sixties, seventies and eighties.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to V.F. W. Post #8677 or American Legion.
Funeral: Private family interment.
Uncle Paul as I knew him was a quiet person. As I grew up he would go golfing with my dad, me and Uncle Lenyle. We would go every Saturday marveling at all the different shots of the threesome and have a ball at the Thirteenth hole. This is through the eyes of a 10 year old.
His son Jim while my cousin he was also my best friend. We always hung out together which of course meant I spent quite a bit of time over at Jim’s house and vice versa. Unfortunately after Aunt Blanche’s death and then immediately thereafter my Aunt Marion’s deather. Jim and I went our separate ways with family and jobs.
Uncle Paul as I said was a quiet person plus he loved games and especially golf. It was good that he eventually met Dorothy and they got married as I believe they enjoyed each other’s time together. I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know her but I do know they were good for each other.
When a person dies we all have a tendency to reminisce as I have just done and could continue. The best thing I could summarize about my Uncle Paul is he was just a good fun person to be around.