Paul Raymond Flanders, age 62, of Manlius passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 surrounded by his family. Paul had a distinguished career as Chief Financial Officer of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. for 22 years. His accomplishments and awards included Central New York Financial Executive of the Year in 2012 and Franchise Times Deal of the Year for 2013. Paul had graduated Magna Cum Laude from R.I.T. Class of 1978. He was a member of the Calvary Club and the Century Club. He was a former director of Junior Achievement. Paul was an accomplished musician with the ability to play any instrument that he picked up and was an original member of Nik and the Nice Guys.
Paul loved being with his family and had treasured sharing his last vacation in Turks and Caicos with his entire family. He enjoyed travel, golf, cooking and grilling.
Paul is survived by his wife, Carole Ann and his daughters, Jess and Emily, as well as Tiffany and Shawn Kelly, Brittany and Bill Kittell, and his adored granddaughters, Kennedy, Alexa and Sadie. Paul was excited to welcome 2 more granddaughters expected in November. He is also survived by his brother, Bruce and his family of North Carolina. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Merle and Marian Flanders, as well as his first wife, Paula.
Family and friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 10th at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 11th at DeWitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in DeWitt.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Paul’s wishes and contribute to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 please include in the memo “direct this donation to the Syracuse, NY area” or Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208, in Paul’s memory.