NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Paul Lewis Brigmon passed away in North Augusta, SC on the afternoon of January 11, 2016 at the age of 87. He was born on July 28, 1928 in Falmouth, Kentucky and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio before joining the U.S. Marines at the age of 20. During his years of service, Paul went to many countries, including Israel--where he met his wife Helen Ruby. Paul led a distinguished life of service following his return home, as well. After acting as a Drill Instructor in the United States Marines Corps at Parris Island, SC, Paul remained active in the Marine Corps League in the Carolinas and a devoted member of the local Riverfront Marines Detachment in North Augusta, SC. He also served as a longtime volunteer veteran at the Charlie Norwood VA in Augusta, GA, where he was affectionately known as 'Sarge.' His parents Roy and Edna, his sister Dorothy, and his wife predecease Paul. His son Robin (Lelia) and his grandchildren, Jessica (Jesse), Matthew (Erika) and Nathan, who loved him dearly in life and will remember him fondly, survive him. Paul was also an active member of Congregation Children of Israel in Augusta, GA for the past 12 years, and he will be missed. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife Helen Ruby at 1:00pm on Thursday, January 14, at a graveside memorial service at Forest Meadows Cemetery, 4100 N.W. 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606. A second celebration of his life for his friends and family in the CSRA will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, January 17, at Congregation Children of Israel, 3005 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Paul's memory to the Ralph Abramovitz Youth Fund, which provides tuition assistance for college students. Donations may be made through Congregation Children of Israel.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Jan. 14, 2016