Paul R. Christmas, 74, passed away Saturday May 22nd at his residence in Lawrenceburg, Ky.

 Born Jan. 19, 1936 in Posey County, he was the son of Carl and Daisy Mae (Showers) Christmas.

He retired from the U.S.  Army and worked in the oil fields. He was a member of the Glensboro Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mae S. (Morrow) Christmas; daughter, Melinda Campbell; sons, Terry Wayne, Paul Ray, Richard Lee Christmas; sister, Stella Murphy; brothers, John, Bill, Tom, Jim and Kenneth Christmas; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; three children, Carl Ray, Buddy Ray, Cynthia Louise; and brothers, Kirt and Bob Christmas.

 Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville with Pastor Mike Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, Ill. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 51 and the VFW Post 2714.

 Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.