DRAFT – Ernest "Paul" Arbaugh, 81, husband of Venecia
Arbaugh, left this world peacefully at his home Monday, Oct.
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
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
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
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday Oct. 23,
2014, at Augusta Memorial Park with the Rev. Nancy Vaughan
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
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(Source: Staunton News Leader)