Paul Sheldon Fehr
Paul Sheldon Fehr was born July 5, 1938 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church on August 29th, and that began a life of faithful service. Paul attended Claymont Schools, where he developed a love of automobiles at an early age. He became an avid collector of car magazines and acquired a butter yellow 1967 Chevy Camaro, which he still owns.
Paul joined Boy Scout Troop 62 in 1849 and worked his way up to being their first ever Eagle Scout by 1952. He was honored for his Scouting achievements in 1985. After graduating high school in 1955, Paul attended the University of Delaware before being called to service by the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma as part of the 1st Field Artillery Missile Brigade. Paul was eventually granted reserve status so he could attend Oklahoma City University and finish his degree. He graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Business, and returned to the Army, where he was honorably discharged in November 1966. He returned to Delaware to begin his career as an Industrial Engineer for Air Products, where he would continue to work until he retired. He also started a family, becoming father to Katherine May in 1966 and Deborah Louise in 1967.
In 1975, Paul married the love of his life, Joyce Emma Kohler. They made a home in Alburtis, where he was active in church, Lion’s Club, the Jaycees, and the Masons. In 1986 Air Products moved to Liberal, Kansas, where he became Terminal Manager. He retired from the company in 1995 and the Fehr’s moved to Cookeville, TN after reading an article in that Cookeville was a wonderful place to retire.
Paul’s hobbies have included working on classic cars, collecting antiques, bargain hunting, riding his bicycle, feeding his cats, and driving the back roads in search of quaint diners in small towns to try out. He remained active in his church as long as he was able, teaching Sunday School until 2013.