George Andrew Paugh, Jr., passed away on August 10, 2022 at the age of 81. He was born in
Benwood, West Virginia on February 9, 1941 to the late George Paugh and Marcella (Crebs)
George is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Quigley Paugh, as well as their children,
George Paugh of Raleigh, NC, Jeff (Vicki) Paugh of Benwood, Marcel (Shane) Christman of
Benwood, John Paugh of Benwood, brother Joseph (Cora) Stasel of Benwood, sister Anna
(Dave) Danhart of Benwood, as well as 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. His sweet
smile, gifted storytelling, and kindness will be dearly missed.
George joined the United States Navy when he was just 17 years old. He and Patricia married
and began their family shortly after. They lived throughout the United States as well as
Germany, Scotland and Guam. Through the years, their family grew, as did his career. He was
proud to be a plank owner of the USS Chilton. He retired from the US Navy after 20 years and
they returned to Benwood, WV.
Retirement meant he could spend more time bowling and playing golf, but he decided to support
the community he loved by working in law enforcement. Throughout his law enforcement career,
he served as Marshall County Deputy Sheriff, Chief of Police in McMechen and Chief of Police
in Bethlehem. He spent over 50 years in uniform and was honored to serve his country,
hometown, friends and neighbors.
George was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Paugh, his parents, George Paugh and
Marcella (Crebs) Paugh Stasel, as well as his brothers, Tommy Paugh and Ronnie Paugh.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 14 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral
Home in McMechen. The funeral will be held at the same location on Monday. August 15 at
11:00am with burial at Greenwood Cemetary on National Road to follow.
Please share memories and condolences at www.altmeyerfunerlhomes.com
Memorial contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project by visiting www.tmcfunding.com