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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Lee Paschall

DURHAM: Robert “Bob” Lee Paschall, 86, passed away at his home in Durham on Monday, September 25, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Don and Elsie Paschall. Mr. Paschall was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Moore Paschall; son, John Ralph Paschall; brothers, Don Paschall Jr., Alton Paschall; and sisters, Josephine Mangum, Thelma Moore.

Mr. Paschall is survived by his daughters, Martha DePlanche (Ken), Marie Andrews (Eddie), Robin Farrell (Robert); sons, David Paschall (Sherry), Mark Paschall (Regina), Gary Paschall (Katrina), Terry Paschall (Sandra); daughter-in-law, Susan Paschall Mikels; brothers, Walter Paschall, Wayne Paschall (Jackie); sister, Mary Ellis (Claiborne); 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren who knew him as Papa.

Mr. Paschall was born at home in 1931. He began line work in 1948 working for several different electrical contractors: FA Tucker (1948), Cheney Electric (1958), William’s Electric Co. (1968), and UNC-Chapel Hill Electrical Department (1971). He then went to work for Duke Power Co., and retired as a lineman in 1993 after 45 years of powerline work.

Mr. Paschall enjoyed growing vegetables and sharing them with others. He loved spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He will be missed by everyone, especially his K-9 companion, Tiny.

A funeral service will be held at 3pm on Friday, September 29th at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church with Rev. Rich Goodier, Pastor John Thrift and Chaplain Steve Paschall officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 1:00 to 2:45 pm. Burial will follow the services in the church cemetery.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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Visitation Prior to the Service




1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Mt Hermon Baptist Church

4511 Old NC 10
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service Following Visitation




3:00 PM
Mt Hermon Baptist Church

4511 Old NC 10
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Mt Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery

4511 Old State Hwy 10
Durham, NC 27705


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