John 3:16 ~ With his children by his side, Samuel Lee Pauley, Sr. 81, of Scarbro, WV, formerly of Pineville, WV, went peacefully into Heaven to be with our Lord and Savior and to be reunited with his loving wife of 53 years, Judy, on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at CAMC Memorial, Charleston, WV.
Born April 24, 1939, in Seth, WV, he was the son of the late James and Pearl Parsons Pauley of Drawdy.
Sam was a master mechanic and worked countless hours over the years to provide for his family until he was disabled from a back injury, but he always made sure his family was taken care of. Sam gave his heart and soul to the Lord many years ago and was a member of Packs Branch Baptist Church. The change in him afterward was obvious to everyone, and Sam lived his life every day from then on ready for his eternal home. Sam did not know a stranger and was open and honest with everyone he met. His favorite hangout was The Korner in Pax. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judy Buzzard Pauley, brother Danny Pauley, and parents-in-law, John and Sabie Buzzard.
Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved children, Samuel Pauley Jr. and wife, Emma of Scarbro, Dwight Pauley and wife, Kathryn of Lexington, SC, Judith Thompson and husband, Cecil of Glen Fork, and James Pauley and wife, Vicki of Beckley; his grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Matthew, Trenton, Marianna, Steven, Josh, Jacob, and Ryan; fourteen great grandchildren; his sisters, Diana Casto and Sherry Bailey of Ripley; brothers, Ray Pauley of Huntington and Michael Pauley of Oceana; and many other family members and friends.
Graveside services will be on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity with Pastor Cecil Thompson officiating. Burial will follow. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Those planning to attend should use proper COVID 19 precautions by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.
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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, WV