Paul Leon Rose, 87
NASHVILLE, Ind. — Longtime Indiana sprint car racer and car owner Paul Leon Rose died Oct. 21.
Rose, who raced as Leon, was 87 years.
He was known as the “Legend of Paragon Speedway,” and raced at Paragon, Bloomington and other Indiana speedways. He participated as either a driver or car owner for 56 consecutive years beginning in 1954.
Rose volunteered for the Navy in 1944 and served as a Gunner’s Mate Third Class SV6 in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, Mediterranean Sea and the Far East.