Paul Haynes Many, 95, of Rockingham, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Sandy Ridge Assisted Living in Candor.
Many was born March 18, 1918, in Hobart, N.Y., a son of the late George B. and Ethel Haynes Many.
He enlisted in the United States Army in April 1941 and served as a First Lieutenant in the Field Artillery in Philippines at the time of his discharge in Feb. 1946. He owned and operated Paul H. Many Construction Company until 1946, when he joined Associated Builders, which later became Southern Builders Inc. He retired in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ollie Mae Terry Many; and by his second wife, Virginia Upton Many, to whom he was married for 27 years. He was also preceded in death by one sister; and four brothers.
He survived by one son, William R. Many and wife Nancy of Rockingham; a daughter, Paula Many Weigman and husband Vic of Rockingham; a step-son, Bill Upton and wife Treva of Canton; a step-daughter, Betty Upton Kwasnick of New Bern; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers, Kent Many of Chapel Hill and Wallace Many of Hartford, Conn.; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Terry of Rockingham.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday at Carter Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Bill and Nancy Many, 501 Roberdel Road, Rockingham.
A service to celebrate the life of Many will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Carter Colonial Chapel in Rockingham. Burial with military honors will follow in Richmond County Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made at www.carterfh.net.