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William Lee "Willy" Paschal MIDDLEFIELD William Lee "Willy" Paschal, 67, of 108 Skyline Trail, Middlefield, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at his home, after suffering from nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Born in Aurora, Mo., a son of Rowena Paschal Johnson, he was educated in Marionville, Mo., schools. A Viet Nam War veteran, Mr. Paschal was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on December 9, 1964. He was a Lance Corporal who served a one-year tour of duty overseas. He was honorably discharged on June 4, 1969. He was a Diesel Mechanic who had worked at Stapleton's in Pittsfield for five years and seventeen years for Ryder Truck Rental in Pittsfield. He retired in 1992. Mr. Paschal was active in the Town of Middlefield. He was a member of the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department for twenty-five years and served ten years as the Fire Chief. He was also Town Constable for twenty years. He had an interest in guns and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He also enjoyed hot rods, hunting, and being with family and friends. Mr. Paschal leaves his wife, the former Patricia Adams, whom he married October 20, 1976, in Wilson Memorial Church in Watchunet, N.J. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Michele Lee Dewkett and her husband, Robert, of Peru, and a son, Dustin W. Paschal, and his wife, Jaime, of Easthampton; four grandchildren, Cody Paschal, Jonathon Dewkett, Tylor Paschal, and Colin Paschal. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Edward Paschal. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for William Lee "Willy" Paschal will be held Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m., at the Middlefield Congregational Church. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., at the DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dalton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Paschal may be made to the Friends of Renal Dialysis, Hospice Services of Western Massachusetts, or to the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department, all in care of the Funeral Home, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 26, 2012
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