Paul Ray Breece


Paul Ray Breece, 60, of Roachdale, (Indianapolis) passed away on August 6th, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on October 8, 1958, in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Paul T. Breece I and Carolyn Sue Sorenson.

Paul was a 1976 graduate of Ben Davis High School. He was a star baseball player and enjoyed spending time on the ball field. He was a General Motors employee starting his career in 1977 and retiring in 1999. He made several good friends while working there, that have stood by his side through thick and thin.

He was a big sports fan, especially watching IU basketball, the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis 500. He was fortunate enough to be able to help out occasionally with a few Indy race teams and was able to enjoy being up close and personal on pit row. In the race world, he will be remembered for his “Hot Dog Roller Dogs” and being Crashy the Clown. He loved to make everyone laugh, even on the most stressful days at the track. He also enjoyed watching both of his granddaughters play basketball and softball.

He is survived by his son, Paul T. Breece II, and daughter Lauren R. Breece, sisters, Beth Ann Garrison and Sherri S. Lytle (Duane); brother Thomas E. Breece (Laura); Uncle Isaac E. Breece (Peggy), Grandchildren, Ava R. Breece and Julia M. Rich, Nieces and Nephews Josh Breece, Kelsey (Joel) Strickland, David Breece, Dustin Lytle, Bethany (Andrew) Cook, daughter Elizabeth, Mary, and son Judah, and Ella Garrison and Lifetime Best Friend Rick (Orch) Longstreth.

A celebration of Life for Paul Ray Breece will be held on Saturday, August 24th at Barbecue and Bourbon located at 1414 N. Main Street, Speedway, Indiana 46224 from 2 pm until 6 pm in the upper level banquet room. Please come by and celebrate with us. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Fund of his granddaughters, Ava Breece and Julia Rich. C/O Lauren Rich at P.O. Box 434, Roachdale, IN 46172.

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11 thoughts on “Paul Ray Breece

  • Mike Johnson

    Rest in Peace Paul Ray….
    We didn’t run in to each other as much as I would have liked but I have fond memories of your stories and contagious smile.
    My condolences to all his loved ones…

  • Tom Breece

    You were my big brother, my hero and I always looked up to you. I was inspired by you every day and now that you are gone, I will still be inspired by the life you led, the friends you made and the wonder memories you have left behind. I hope that one day I will see you again and we can laugh about all the things we did growing up. For the rest of my life, not a day will pass where I will not think of you. Everywhere I look, I see your smiling face, hear your wonderful laugh and feel your wonderful soul.
    RIP Big Bro…….
    your little brother,

    tommy

  • Richard Hurst

    Paul was a good man and friend, he was a pleasure to work with and fun to be around. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to family

  • Terri Thorpe (Wethington)

    RIP Paul Ray, It Has Been Years Cuz Since We Have Seen One Another, But Have Always Thought Of My Cousins And All The Awesome Memories Of Everyone Of You Coming To The Farm When We Were All Growing Up, Lots Of Fun Times! Love You!

    • Bethann

      My brother…you always blessed me to be your ‘under wing’….there are no words to describe…how incredibly you lifted our lives….so its your words we say….you told us ‘ Always be kind to others, always show respect….and every single day…make at least one person laugh’ ….thats you…our PaulRay….we miss you PR!…..your loving devoted little sister, bethann….

  • Mary Jo Scheuer

    Remembering Paul with fond memories, visiting Indy with my husband Eric and he took us on a tour of the track and museum in his “ race wagon”. He was one of the good guys!

  • Debbie Sillery

    I was blessed to get to know Paul Ray when he moved to Roachdale and quickly became a huge part of our community. He always had a smile on his face and was so kind to everyone he met. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, he will be greatly missed.