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Geary Pauley

Geary Wesley Pauley

Sunday, July 9th, 1939 - Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Geary Wesley Pauley

Geary Wesley Pauley, 80, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2020 from complications he received following an accident. Born July 9, 1939 in Frame, WV, he was the son of the late Wesley M. and M. Hazel (Nidy) Pauley.

He is survived by the love of his life for 59 years, Marna (Sampson) Pauley and two children, daughter Terah (Jim) Burdette of Nitro, WV and son Mark (Laura) Pauley of St. Albans, WV. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Montella (Darrin) Atkins; Dana Burdette (Brandon Barr); and Nathanial (Kendra) Pauley; four great-grandchildren: Presley, Olivia, and Kenadee Atkins and Killian Pauley; sister Brenda (George) Smith of Elkview, WV; and numerous cousins and close friends who were considered as family.

Geary was a 1957 graduate of Elkview High School. He retired from the DuPont Belle Plant with over 33 years of service.

He was a member of the Salina Lodge No. 27, Grand Lodge of West Virginia A.F. & A.M. in Malden, WV; Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston, WV; and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Valley of Charleston Orient in Charleston, WV. In addition, Geary was a member of Order of Easter Star Salina Chapter No. 81 in Malden, WV and Tiskelwah Chapter No. 45 in Charleston, WV. Serving as Grand Chaplain for Order of Eastern Star, State of West Virginia for the 2014-2015 session, he was also a member of the Past Appointed Grand Officers Association and past Grand Representative of New Hampshire in West Virginia.

Geary had a love for enjoying the outdoors and traveling – extensively traveling all 50 of the states as well as traveling throughout Europe and the Caribbean. Nascar racing had no bigger fan. If you were to ever play trivia games, Geary was the one to have as your partner. Geary’s love of writing prose and poetry for family and friends was one of his hidden talents and gifts. Known for his cheerful personality, and contagious, albeit sneaky smile, and “Mr. Fix-It” abilities, Geary will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Saturday, January 11 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview, WV, and an Eastern Star Funeral Service will commence at 7:45 PM. In addition, visitation will occur one hour prior to the 2:00 PM funeral service on Sunday, January 12, also being held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Pastor Lee Swor will conduct the Sunday funeral service. Geary will be laid to rest with Masonic Burial Rites at the Elk Hills Memorial Park, Charleston, WV.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration to making donations to the Charleston, WV Ronald McDonald House ( or the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Valley of Charleston Orient, RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP) (

Geary’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the caring staff of CAMC-General Division STICU for their loving care during his stay in the hospital and to Ray and Janey Griffith for their thoughtful and generous support.

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Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road Elkview, WV 25071.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    58 Mt. Pleasant Drive
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    58 Mt. Pleasant Drive
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 2:00pm
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    58 Mt. Pleasant Drive
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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    Pastor Lee Swor
  • Interment

    Elk Hills Memorial Park
    4705 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Big Chimney , WV
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Connie Bowling

Posted at 08:30am
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Geary Pauley at this sad time. He was a wonderful person. I was a new engineer at DuPont straight out of college and he was so nice and kind to me. He helped me understand the mechanical side of the process and shared his stories of travel and family. He will be sorely missed.

Renee Clark

Posted at 10:36am
Please know that your family is in my heartfelt prayers during this tragic time of loss. I remember my mom and dad, Charles and Delores Douglas, being long-time friends of your family, and to what a wonderful family you have. I remember Geary being a wonderful husband and father and I'm sure he was also a fantastic grandfather and great grandfather. He had many friends and other family members who loved him as well, and I know he will leave everlasting memories with ever life he touch. Fortunately, this separation is only for a short time and we will see our loved again in Heaven some day. Knowing this is how we gather peace to get us through each day. Thoughts and prayers for faith, comfort and strength are with you. Renee (Douglas-Hodges) Clark

Carolyn Armstrong and John Harman

Posted at 12:24pm
In sympathy so sorry to hear of your lost send love and prayers

David Reese

Posted at 11:20am
Marna, this is Dave & Patty Reese, I am so sad about Geary's passing, I wish I could be there but I am in Florida, He was a fine Man and a good Masonic Member, and a very good friend, May God Bless you and your family
Dave &Patty

Jim Marcum

Posted at 09:20am
So sorry to hear of Geary's passing. I worked side by side with Geary for several years at the DuPont plant at Belle. So thankful he considered me a friend. My wife and I ate breakfast with Geary and Marna at Hardings about 3 weeks ago not dreaming that this would come about. Geary and my wife attended high school together. Rest in peace my friend, will see you on the other side. You will be missed.

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