Paul Edward Causby, 85, of Powe St., Morganton, NC, died Saturday, May 2, 2009. Born in Burke County, NC on September 17, 1923, he was a son of the late Zebulan Vance Causby and Tessie Gurley Causby.The focus of Paul’s life’s profession has been general contracting and construction. He was a co-founder of C. and L. Building Supply in 1960. Paul further pursued his creative spirit in the early 1970s as the President of Causby Construction and key founder of Morganton Building Supply. Under his guidance, numerous facilities in the community have been created. These include CoMMA, Phifer Wellness Center, the Court-House Complex, the First Baptist Church Chapel and Bell-Tower, Suntrust Bank, BB&T; Bank, the museum of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church, and numerous homes for Burke County residents.
On a personal level, Paul had high expectations of performance including the quality of work, dedication to detail, and firmness of commitment. Paul’s generosity of spirit has been well illustrated through his dedication to his family. This dedication has been felt with the security of home, education, and guidance through strong parenting.Paul is survived by his wife, Agnes Saunders Causby of the home; a son, Donald Causby and wife, Margaret, of Morganton; a daughter, Vickie Causby of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Todd Edward Causby and wife, Vickie, Jason Ervin Causby and wife, Denise, and Ashley J’Anna Causby; great-grandchildren, Madison Blake Causby, Tess Adeline Causby, and Zebulon Fate Causby; three sisters, Ruby Davis, Pearl Cordell, and Zet Murray, all of Morganton; and additional special family members, Krista Engels and Tucker Causby Foil.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Magdalene Rector Causby, and a son, Ted Ervin Causby.The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Shepherd and Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital, c/o Burke County Shrine Club, P.O. Box 695, Morganton, NC 28680.
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