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Ernest "Paul" Arbaugh - Obituary

AHS Graduate - Class 1952

STUARTS DRAFT Ernest "Paul" Arbaugh, 81, husband of Venecia Arbaugh, left this world peacefully at his home Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

He was born Sept. 17, 1933, on Muddy Creek, Montana, Alderson, West Virginia, son of the late Alexander Taylor Arbaugh Sr. and Amanda Susan Ballengee Arbaugh of Alderson. Also preceding him in death are his siblings, Clara Belle Anderson of Lewisburg, West Virginia, Robert Arbaugh, Marion Arbaugh and Alexander Arbaugh Jr., all of Waynesboro.

After playing four years of high school football for the legendary coach Abe McLaughlin, he graduated from Alderson High with the class of 1952. He went on to marry his high school sweetheart in 1953 and then entered the Armed Forces. Arbaugh was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 and the Army Reserve from 1956-1961. Finally settling in Waynesboro, he gave 33 years of service to DuPont.

When Paul wasn't found at home cheering on the West Virginia Mountaineers, he could be found many nights at either Eastside Speedway or Stuarts Draft High School enjoying what he loved most, football and racing. He was a former member of St. Marks United Methodist Church in Waynesboro and a longtime member of Calvary United Methodist Church of Stuarts Draft.

Survivors include his wife, Venecia Elmore Arbaugh of Stuarts Draft; his brother, Clarence "Harold" Arbaugh of Freemont, Nebraska; his sister, Lorene Huffman of Hinton, West Virginia; his son, Richard "Dicky" Arbaugh; and two grandchildren, Jacob and Sarah Arbaugh, all of Staunton.

Honorary pallbearers are his DuPont coworkers and his fellow racing group, Mark Tyree, Tom Goforth, Bobby Arbaugh, Rusty Arbaugh, Mike Armentrout and Roger Welcher.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Shenandoah, 64 Sports Medicine Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939 and/or U. Va. Hope Cancer Care, 57 Beam Lane Suite 300, Fishersville, VA 22939.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday Oct. 23, 2014, at Augusta Memorial Park with the Rev. Nancy Vaughan officiating.

Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes Stuarts Draft Chapel, 1870 Stuarts Draft Highway.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuenralhomes.

(Source: Staunton News Leader)

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