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Paul Ernest Rich – Obituary

By  | October 9, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home

F 10.9.18 Paul Rich.jpg Paul Ernest Rich, Waynesboro, Tennessee, was born July 14, 1940 in Cypress Inn, Tennessee, the son of the late Gaynes T. and Clora Belle Berry Rich. He married Rosanne Fowler, May 24, 1962. Mr. Rich, owner of Wayne Motor Company, was a member of First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, a charter member of Waynesboro Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow and had served with the Tennessee National Guard. Mr. Rich departed this life Saturday, October 6, 2018 at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 78 years, 2 months, 22 days.

Survivors, his wife, Rosanne Rich; daughters, Paula Ann Cole (Franklin) and Missy Sisk (David), all of Waynesboro, Tennessee; granddaughters, Annaka Petty and Morgan Ann Mathis; special nieces, Sarah Beth Martin (Greg) and Beckie Lee Evans (Caleb); special great-nieces, Rosalee and Scottie Beth Martin; sisters, JoAnn Statom (Ralph), Collinwood, Gainell Bevis and Teresa Evans (Dwight), all of Waynesboro, and Rosena Phillips (Ray), Florence and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Rich was preceded in death by brother, Gaynes Hardy “Shorty” Rich and wife, Betty and brother-in-law, Ernest Bevis.

Services will be today, October 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, Kevin Marston, Chris Blalock and Camryn Eaton officiating, burial in Shields Cemetery, Waynesboro. Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, directing. Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. until service time at First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro.

Pallbearers will be Michael and Mark Statom, Chip Phillips, Richie Bevis, Andy Beckham, Jordan Horton, Phil Willard and Tyler York. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Hall, Edsel Turnbo, Martin Haggard, Jr., Roger C. Balentine and the Waynesboro Rotary Club members.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial donations be given to the Waynesboro Rotary Club or the First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.

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