Paul E. Shealy PDF Print E-mail

Paul Edward Shealy of Prosperity passed away at Newberry County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 17, 2012 with complications with pneumonia.

Born on January 4, 1921 in Prosperity, he was a son of the late Ethon Jacob and Alice Elise Richardson Shealy. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pomaria, where he was the oldest man in the congregation.

Paul served as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was retired from South Carolina Electric and Gas as a Control Room Operator at McMeekin Station. He was a member of Hejaz Shrine Club and Prosperity Masonic Lodge # 115.

Known for his love of family, gardening, hard work ethic, hunting, and wit, Paul will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Vera Kinard Shealy; a son, Stanley (Suzanne) Edward Shealy; two granddaughters, Steffanie (Michael) Shealy Shinn and Julie (Toby) Shealy Smith; great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Jordan Shinn, and Emma, Rachel, Rhett and Grant Smith; two sisters, Louise Shealy Lindler and Nelva Shealy Lindler; a niece, Pamela Lindler DeHart, and former daughter-in-law, Judy Sebesta, all from Prosperity. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Ethon Shealy, and a sister, Alice Elizabeth “Lib” Shealy.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brent Nichols. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00- 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church for Upkeep and Beautification of the Grounds, 2496 SC Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers will be Brett Taylor, Michael Taylor, Kenny Richardson, Robin Chandler, Eddie Koon and Joe Hamrick.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Epting, Kevin Boozer, Walter E. Koon, Linwood Richardson and member of the Pomaria Rescue Squad.

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#11 Rebecca Steen 2012-03-19 12:49
Steffanie and family, So sorry to hear of your granddad's passing. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this time. Love, Becky and Zachary
#10 Rene Free 2012-03-19 11:56
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please know that you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#9 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-03-19 10:39
We are very sorry to learn about Mr. Paul's passing. He was a wonderful man. May the Lord bless you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#8 Peter & Muse Chow 2012-03-19 08:25
We are sorry to hear that Paul has went to rest in Lord Jesus arms. Many Thanks to the Lord that Paul has brought us so many beautiful and fun memories. God bless you all.
#7 Alice and Wayne Booz 2012-03-19 07:43
I hope Paul is enjoying salmon stew with lots of black pepper in heaven today. He holds a special place in our hearts. We'll miss him. Our prayers are with all the family at this sad time.
Alice and Wayne Boozer.
#6 Karen Winn 2012-03-18 20:49
We are very sad to hear of Mr. Paul's death. He will be truely missed in the St.Paul's community. The fond memories will carry on in our hearts. May God comfort and bless you during this difficult time.
Rodger, Karen, and Jessica winn
#5 Dana Werts 2012-03-18 20:49
I sure will miss Mr. Paul. I don't know now who will be telling me "Go get a haircut".

Our prayers go out to the whole family.
#4 Becky Boland 2012-03-18 19:43
Mr. Paul will be missed in the community and at St. Paul Church. With Love, Becky, Chad, Keenan, Kaleb, Kendal and Klara Boland
#3 Pam Shealy 2012-03-18 13:06
We are so saddened to hear of Mr. Paul's passing. His wit and charm will be missed, but so many fond memories of him will linger! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Wayne and Pam Shealy
#2 Melba B. Compton 2012-03-18 07:53
We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We are thinking of all of you during this time.
#1 Debra Taylor 2012-03-17 19:52
To all the family,
We are very sorry to hear about Paul's death. He leaves behind a lot of fond memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Debra & Derrill