Friday, January 3rd, 2014...5:17 am
Raymond W. Paul, Sr., ’57
Raymond W. Paul, 91, of Hanahan, husband of Ruth Walters Paul, entered into
eternal rest early Thursday morning January 2, 2014. The relatives and
friends of Mr. Raymond Paul are invited to attend his funeral services on
Saturday, January 4, 2014, at one o’clock p.m. at Carolina Memorial Funeral
Home Chapel, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. Interment will
follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from
eleven-thirty a.m. at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home until time of service.
Raymond was born September 19th, 1922, in Oakgrove, GA to the late John L.
Paul, Sr. and Nettie Lynes Paul. Raymond retired from Norfolk-Southern
Railroad. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked at the
GARCO plant in North Charleston. He also served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II and the Korean Conflict. He used the GI Bill to attend The
Citadel as a Veteran Student and graduated with honors in 1957. While
attending The Citadel with a wife and four children, he worked various
part-time and full-time jobs to support his family. After graduation, he
became Credit Manager at W. T. Grant Department Store. Later, he became
owner of Paul’s Shell Service Station on Meeting Street. He helped start the
South Carolina Service Station Dealers Association of which he later became
Director. During this time, he also worked on the railroad. Raymond was a
member of Ferndale Baptist Church. As a longtime member, he served as Sunday
School Teacher, Sunday School Director and Deacon. Raymond moved to
Columbia, SC, and Augusta, GA, for short periods of employment but his heart
always remained at Ferndale. Raymond is survived by his wife of twelve
years, Ruth Walters Paul; and four children: Patricia P. Guarneri (Tony) of
Goose Creek, SC, Raymond W. Paul, Jr. (Kay) of Summerville, SC, James W.
Paul (Linda) of Midlothian, VA, and Richard J. Paul (Cheryl) of Mt.
Pleasant, SC; three step-children: Leonard Hunter (Kim) of Hanahan, SC,
Shirley H. Greenwell of Simpsonville, SC, and David Barrentine of Reston,
Virginia; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raymond is also
survived by sisters, Shirley P. Coffin (Grange) of Meggett, SC, and Vivian
P. Renaud (Paul) of Edgewater, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife of
fifty-five years, Juanita Y. Paul and his siblings: John C. Paul, Lillie P.
Shea, Ruth P. Whiteley, Arthur L. Paul, Louis B. Paul, John L. Paul Jr., and
William V. Paul. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ferndale
Baptist Church, 4870 Piedmont Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406 or a
charity of your choice . Services provided by CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME
7113 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC 29406 843-797-2222