Paul E. Shea

June 13, 1948November 6, 2021

Paul E. Shea, 73, of Carmel, departed this life Saturday, November 6, 2021 at his home. He was born June 13, 1948 in Indianapolis to the late Charles W. and Bonnie (Elliott) Shea. He was a graduate of Carmel High School and then entered into the Indiana National Guard. Paul was a custom home builder in Carmel and surrounding communities and also owned and operated storage units. Paul also owned a seasonal plants & flowers business (PADCO Plants) in which he and his kids operated in the heart of Carmel every Spring/Summer. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved making memories with family and friends. Paul also enjoyed watching sports of all sorts. He rarely missed an Indianapolis Colts game or a good race on TV. He liked to relax on the golf course and coaching his kids in sports in earlier years. Paul was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Shea and brother, Charles Shea. Paul is survived by his living children, Angela Clear, Paul Shea and David Shea; grandchildren, Cody, Brooke, Kaleb and Logan Clear and great-grandson, Miles Decker; step-children, Laura (Rick) Luther, Jenny Ward, Stephanie (Jack) Holding, Ann Lambert and Tony (Jenny) Lambert and eight step-grandchildren. Visitation for Paul will begin at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 21st at Leppert Mortuary-Smith Carmel Chapel and conclude at time of memorial service at 4:00 pm. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Shea family.


  • Memorial Visitation

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, November 21, 2021


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Dan Gastineau

November 16, 2021

Paul and I were best friends during High School. We lived just a few blocks from each other and rode our bikes and the School Bus together. I was a couple of years ahead of Paul and my wife and I bought our 2nd home from him. But, prior to that, Paul helped me drive from Indiana to Los Angeles, California for my first duty assignment in the Army. We stopped in Las Vegas in route and had a great time as two single guys! We have stayed in touch all these years. Best memory is his ability to remember birthdates, telephone numbers, etc. I was always amazed at his ability to do this 50 years later.

David Shea

November 16, 2021

As tough as this past week has been I’ve still been able to smile thinking of all the fun memories with my dad. Like that time we covered his dune buggy with Colts stickers. While leaving the game (at The Hoosier Dome) the ushers let us have as many bumper stickers as we wanted. He was so proud of the Colts and loved us so much he allowed us to transform it into the Colts Buggy! I miss you Dad. A lot.
(P.S. If we grew up in the age of smart phones I would probably have a cool photo of this...but I can still see it)

Gerald Conner

November 12, 2021

I worked for Paul on a lot of Jobs over the years and it was a natural fit when I added on to my house about 15 years ago I hired Paul to do the job at that time. I’m glad I did we had a good relationship that went back several years and I enjoyed Paul’s company when we would have breakfast on Saturdays at the VFW he like to cook in the kitchen and was always a joy when he came out and shared stories of his involvement with The colts

Lindsey Luther

November 11, 2021

I'm so thankful for Pauls support for Kenny and me. He didn't skip a special event in either our lives or a Hotty Toddy text on game day.

My favorite memory, Wink and Paul came down for Grandparent's day, all the way to my tiny elementary school in MS. On the weekend, we spent the day at Graceland and had lunch, trading stories on when we heard Elvis. It made me very special.

Love You Paul,
Lindsey Elizabeth