Paul Minniefield Jr.

September 9, 1937February 1, 2021

Paul Minniefield, Jr., 83, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021. Born on September 9, 1937, he was a son of the late Paul, Sr. and Bessie (Charleton) Minniefield.

Paul loved music, including Jazz, Big Band, Classical, and Motown. He enjoyed watching football, basketball, and baseball. Paul loved visiting Palm Springs, California to see family and friends. He was a great father and husband, with 63 years of marriage. He was a radio operator for the United States Air Force AF16478569 A/30 RegAF, where he served active duty from September 10, 1954 to February 26, 1958. His best catch phrase was, “KEEP ON LIVIN’!” Love you, Dad!

Paul the Patriarch is survived by his sons, Kevin, Tracy, and Barry Minniefield; niece, Rose Moore; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice May Minniefield; daughter, Michelle Caulette Minniefield-McNeal; sons, Derek Eugene Blevins and Paul Brian Minniefield, III; grandson, Tevin Christopher Minniefield; brother, Steven Minniefield; sister, Charlotte DuBose; brother-in-law, James Blevins, sister-in-law, Jackie Anderson; nephew, Jeffrey Blevins; and niece, Karen DuBose-Lee; the Matriarch, Barbara Jean Grady; and father and mother-in-law, Eugene and Claudia Blevins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society in memory of Paul. For online condolences please visit


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Tom Lebamoff

February 26, 2021

Memory eternal!

Lids Fuqua

February 26, 2021

I met Paul minnifield through my husband James fuqua. Come to find out him and my dad Jim loraine played football together at Central High School. He spoke highly of my father it was wonderful. But when I was younger I remember my father speaking highly of him then I finally met this wonderful man and I'm sure they found each other again in heaven RIP

Kent Anderson

February 26, 2021

I will miss him . Much it was my pleasure I meet him. Now I see we’re the Music talent came from Rest Well Uncle. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😇😇😇😇😇🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

Marian Collins

February 26, 2021

RIP Mr. Minniefield. ❤️😇

Kevin Minniefield

February 24, 2021

Pop I love and miss you so much! You have always been there for us , in so many ways not were you my Father you are my best buddy!
You taught me everything I know! God bless you Daddy ❤️🥰

JoAnne Gilliam

February 23, 2021

We have known Barry for many years so having the opportunity to meet his dad was so special. Barry always talked so highly of him. When I first had the privilege of meeting him, my first thought was what a true gentleman he was, We would sit with him when Barry was performing and I even got him to dance with me a few times. He would talk about his wife with such love. I am so happy that Barry and Paul came to our home for a homecooked Italian dinner. Not easy cooking for a chef!!! It was a wonderful evening and seeing the love and admiration they had for each other made it more special. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we were not able to see him but the memories of spending time with him are forever etched in my brain. Such a kind, warm human being. Thanks , Paul, for sharing a very small part of your life with me.

James Holloway

February 18, 2021

Paul Minniefield was an amazing man! He was kind and straight up. He always made me laugh with Barry. So many good nights out in the coachella valley with him. Thank you barry for introducing your dad to me. Hes raised a good family! I know he was a amazing husband to your mother. That's what true love really looks like! Now hes resting in peace with no more pain or sorrow. Sending my love from the holloway family to the Minniefield family! Stay strong for the rest of the family Barry! ti amo con tutto il mio cuore!

Stan De Pew

February 16, 2021

Miss you Paul, you and Alice were the greatest neighbors ever. Enjoyed the times when you would open your garage door playing Jazz and we would sit and talk about good things. Honored to be your friend.
Connie & Stan De Pew

Lauri Bono

February 11, 2021

Dear Barry,
You brought Dad to see us at the Purple Room and by the end of the night I was adopted..He was such a special man with a beautiful spirit.,Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
With love,
Lauri and Kal

Kim Hill

February 10, 2021

Paul Jr was my cousin but he was uncle boogie too me. We were a close family I rember going to Fortwayne as a kid. There was always so much love around. He was one of the most caring loving men you could ever meet. I am very blessed to be apart of my family. I will always love you.