William Paugh

February 19, 2015

William Bill Paugh, 85, of Webster Springs, peacefully graduated into heaven while in the presence of his family on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Summersville Regional Medical Center. Bill was born in Tioga on September 2, 1929 to the late Charles and Vera Blake Paugh. He grew up in Upperglade and ran with the Given boys. He was a beloved husband to his one and only love of 60+ years, Rosa Lee Cogar Paugh. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend who never met a stranger. Bill had such a generous and selfless heart and touched many lives with his gentle loving soul. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict while stationed at Stuttgart Germany. Bill was a structural engineer, a coal miner, interior designer, carpenter, as well as a finished carpenter. He was a successful wood worker who had a natural flare for his passion of making furniture. He used his well-practiced talent to build many Webster County homes and other establishments. There was nothing he could not fix or recycle. He was a Macgyver of his time. Bill enjoyed the wild and wonderful mountains and river banks of Webster County. He loved the Bible and all of God's little critters, especially his dogs. In 2005 he was baptized at Emmanuel Assembly of God. Bill was a family man who enjoyed telling stories, gardening, playing the lotto, and working with his hands. Bill was preceded in death by his brothers Buddy, Denzile, and Joe Paugh and sister Jean Mathes. He is survived by his wife Rosa Lee Paugh; daughter Judy Lynch McGinley and Bill McGinley; grandchildren Kenny Mussell and Matthew and wife Heidi McCourt; great-grandchildren Chrissy McCourt Cochran and Colin McCourt; sister Tamma Brady; among nieces, nephews, and cousins. His family and friends will always be thankful for the gift of his life and for all that he taught through his wisdom. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Farewell goodbye's will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home with Rev. James Lynch officiating. Interment will follow in Miller Cemetery, Webster Springs. And Mother Earth spoke, "When God gave you to us, He never said that you were ours, that we could keep you always---only borrowed for a time." When He calls you home, we will be sad and we will shed tears, yet, we will be glad He loaned you to us and we had these many years.

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