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Billy  Lee 

June 12, 1928 – October 25, 2018

Billy  Pauley
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Obituary for Billy Lee Pauley

Billy Lee “Mayor” Pauley, 90 of Marmet passed away peacefully on October 25, 2018 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston after a long illness. He was surrounded and embraced by family.

He was born and raised in Boone County. His greatest achievement was being the mayor of Marmet for 36 years. He had a passion in his heart for serving others. He was always involved with various civic affairs from local government to state legislation. He fought to always provide his beloved town of Marmet with all he could. At one point during his tenure, Marmet was known as the richest little town in West Virginia. He earned many accolades from the governor of West Virginia and a large group of civic leagues.

He also had a passion in his heart and soul to sing the Word of God. He was a faithful member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He was also a founding member of the Happy Valley Boys Gospel Quartet where he blessed many with his tenor voice for over 70 years.

He will be greeted in Heaven by his loving wife: Evelyn Louise Kinder Pauley,
Daughter: Sharon Diane Massey,
Granddaughter: Lindsay Nicole Pauley,
Parents: Brady Earl and Beulah Jackson Pauley,
Brothers: Berland E., Basil and Bassell Pauley,
Sisters: Betty Jordan, Barbara Shaw, Belinda Ramsey, Burma Barney and
Son in law: George Robb.

Surviving Are:

Son: Terry L. Pauley of Goodview, VA,

Daughters: Gloria Jean (Julian) Levine of Chesapeake, VA,
Carolyn Sue Robb of Marmet,

Special Daughter: Patty Ann Pauley of Marmet,

Sisters: Brenda Bailey of Charleston,
Bertha Dressler of Virginia,

Grandchildren: Shannon D. Snodgrass of Marmet,
Francina J. Thomas of Marmet,
Tara Cantley of ND,
Shawn Robb of Marmet,

Great Grandchildren: Joel A. Martin of Marmet,
Ryan (Rachell) Salazar of Oklahoma,
Kelbie Olive of ND,
Taysin Cartwright of UT,
Jordan Cartwright of UT,
Isiah Bostic of Winifrede,
Issac Pyles of Marmet,
Colton Thomas of Charleston,
Brody Thomas of Marmet,

Great Great Grandchildren: Christian J. Martin of Boonsboro, MD,
Grayson Z. Salazar of Oklahoma,
Sabella Faythe Salazar of Oklahoma,
Taitianna Salazar of Oklahoma and

His faithful friend: Mary Lou Workman of Boone County.

The family wishes to thank the CPICU nurses at CAMC Memorial Hospital for all their loving care.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday October 28, 2018 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with Rev. Darick Biondi, Rev. Frank Thomas and Rev. Terry Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Marmet Cemetery. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

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When Sunday, October 28th, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
8706 California Ave.
Marmet, WV 25315

Service Information

Sunday, October 28th, 2018 2:00pm
Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
8706 California Ave.
Marmet, WV 25315

Interment Information

Marmet Cemetery
Marmet, WV