Paul Vallandigham

Paul Vallandigham

CHAMPAIGN – Paul Vallandigham, 65, of Champaign died on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at home.

Paul Vallandigham was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a former director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, as well as a founding member of Guns Save Life's predecessor organization, and has served continuously as an officer or director. He was currently serving as director as well as the corporate counsel.

As an attorney in his professional life, he was a member of the Illinois State Bar, U.S. District Court, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States Bars. He had served both as a public defender and as a special prosecutor in addition to his private practice.

Paul received both B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Illinois.

Paul is survived by his sister, Kareen Britt (Thomas) of Dallas, Texas, and his brother, Peter of Tallahassee, Fla., two nieces, a nephew, an aunt and numerous cousins.

The memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Knights of Columbus, 1001 N. Ohio St., Rantoul. Services were provided by Rortvedt Funeral Services of Tilton.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, please make a donation to the Humane Society.