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Paul William Foley Sr.

May 30, 1947 — July 14, 2022

Pleasant Garden, NC



Paul William Foley Sr., 75, passed away on July 14, 2022, at his home.

Paul was born in Guilford County on May 30, 1947, to William Foley and Rachel Adams Foley. He served our country in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1974. Following his time in the military, Paul led a career that spanned nearly 45 years as a heating and air technician.  

Paul was a big cut-up, always joking around and making others laugh. He loved spending time at the local flea market, where he was both a merchant and customer. He also cared a lot about his animals. Paul enjoyed tinkering outside, as well as looking at old cars and trucks. He had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and gotten baptized prior to going to his Heavenly home.

Mr. Foley is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Elizabeth “Libby” Routh Foley. In addition, he is survived by his son, Paul Foley Jr., grandchildren: Ashley Lewis, Kasey Foley and Nichole Adee, great-grandchildren: Landon Lewis, Abigail Lewis, Emily Lewis, Bailey Adee and Jax Adee; daughter, Bridgett Gaines (David), grandchildren: Kelly Johnson (Brian), Bryant “DBG” Gaines and Brandon Gaines, great-grandchildren: Will Gaines, Emalyn Johnson and Connor Turner; daughter Beverly Spillman (Darrell), grandchildren: Dalton Spillman (Chelsea), Dustin Spillman and Drake Spillman (Ashley), and great-grandchildren: Dawson Spillman, Wyatt Spillman and Garrison Spillman; daughter, Pam Poe, grandson: Joshua Law (Stephanie), great-grandchildren: Tanner Law and Alaina Law; son, Mitch Poe (Dawn), grandchildren: Jessica Poe, Abigail Poe, Mark Lee and Rebecca Howell, great-grandchildren: Victoria Lee. He is also survived by his sisters: Susan Daniels, Lynn Pewett and Vanessa Arthur (Ricky).

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his four brothers: Wallace Foley, Ralph Foley, Tommy Foley and Ray Foley. He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Earl Daniels.

A graveside service will be held for Paul on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 2:00pm at Gilmore Memorial Park, 6500 Liberty Rd., Julian, NC 27283. Burial will follow.

Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman is serving the Foley family.


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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Monday, July 18, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park

6500 Liberty Rd, Julian, NC 27283

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