Feb. 3, 2024
11 a.m.



Jesse Marvin Paschall, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Marvin, Jr. was born in Morganton, NC on September 4, 1938 and was the only child of Jesse Marvin Paschall, Sr. and Beadie Whisenant Paschall. He graduated as valedictorian of Oak Hill High School in 1956 and with a BS degree from Appalachian State Teacher’s College in 1960 and never missed a day of school. After a very brief student teaching assignment, he decided that teaching would not become his chosen profession. Instead, he chose to become a management trainee at Buster Brown Children’s Clothing and moved to Chattanooga, TN, where he was befriended by one of the truck drivers for the company. This driver, JW “Tub” Roddy, invited him to his home for a backyard picnic where he introduced Marvin to his niece, Dorothy Ann O’Neal. In short order, Marvin and Dorothy wed in Chattanooga on August 25, 1960 and had three children in the next four years - Jesse Marvin Paschall, III (Jay), Susan Anita Paschall, and Benton O’Neal Paschall (Neal).

Marvin, Jr. was a long-standing member of the Quaker Meadows Presbyterian Church where he served as both a deacon and elder. He was a Past-President of the Oak Hill Recreation Foundation and a Past-President of the Oak Hill Ruritan Club, where he spent many falls frying country ham at the Burke County Fair for the club’s big fundraiser.

He spent many evenings after work coaching little league football and baseball with his children as well as pitching for the Quaker Meadows softball team. Aside from keeping up with all the family activities that come with three children, Marvin’s real love was farming. His garden always produced more than needed and he took special pride in growing green beans, corn, tomatoes, and lots of other vegetables. With his father, he raised beef cattle and could often be found on a tractor in one of the various fields bailing hay, bushhogging, plowing, or whatever the season called for at the time.

Marvin, Jr. was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Beadie Paschall and his beloved youngest son Neal. Surviving family members include his wife of 63 years Dorothy O’Neal Paschall; son Jesse Marvin III (Jay) and wife Laura of Hickory, NC; daughter Susan Woodall and husband Gary of Harrison, TN; daughter-in-law Joan Paschall of Newport, NC; grandchildren Jesse and Olivia Paschall, Holly Palmer (Rebecca), Hayleigh Lewis (Brian), Chelsie Hewitt (Jeffery) and Meghan, Alanna, and Catherine Paschall as well as eight great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at 11:00 AM at Quaker Meadows Presbyterian Church in Morganton, NC with the Reverand Andy Parkey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amorem Hospice and Quaker Meadows Presbyterian Church, Square One Men’s Ministry.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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I wanted to extend my condolences to the family, though many years have passed I still remember days from my childhood where I grew up not far from the Paschall's and remember when we played together as children when I was younger and attending jr high school and playing baseball with Susan those memories still bring joy to my heart to this day. I pray over the hearts and lives of each of you and your families and that God through His Grace may Hold you, Comfort you and Love you, that you may have Peace... Until another time, from my heart to all of yours....

—Paris E Turner
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I am so sorry for your loss! My parents thought the world of Marvin! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! -Daphne Simmons (daughter of Glenn and Kathryn Childres)

—Daphne Simmons
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Dotothy Ann, Jay,Susan and extended Family, You ALL have my deepest Sympathy 💐 May God Richly Bless You . Marvin is was such a special Man, He will be missed by by so many people. Keep his memory alive forever!!! 🎶🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🎶

—Mavis Leonard
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Know that we send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family..your in our hearts..

—Mary Leonard

So sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Have fond memories of the time we worked together at Buster Brown Children’s Wear in Morgantown.

—Mike Johnson
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Marvin was such a special person. Love and thoughts to Dorothy Ann and to each one of this precious family 🙏🏻🙏🏻

—Donnie and Sharon Roddy