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Obituary for Gene Paulin Sr.

Gene Frank Paulin Sr., 85, a native of Louisville passed away on Friday June 29th, 2018 at Norton’s Women and Children Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents Seraphine F. and Dorothy (Fraze) Paulin Eanes, step-father Stanley Eanes, daughter, Vicki Lin Gaddie, siblings, Norma L. Eanes, Charles “Tommy”, George, Lewis E., Harold N., and William (Bits) Paulin.
Gene was the founder and owner of Paulin Electric, Inc., a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, board member of The Kentucky Chapter, Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, and a member of the Shively’s Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nancy (Adams) Paulin, children, Catherine “Kate” Joyce, Sandra Catlett, Gene Paulin, Jr., Stanley “Butch” Paulin, Sr., Lisa Dorsey along with 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
This Emerson quote sums up his life: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you lived and lived well.” He lived well.
We hope he knew how much we appreciated all of the things he did for us and how much we loved him.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 am at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 4400 Dixie Highway. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-7 pm at the funeral home.
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