GASTONIA - Paul Cecil Lunsford, 84, passed away Aug. 20, 2014, at the Brian Center in Gastonia.
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He was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Fauqier County, Va., son of the late, Charles and Mary McCormick Luns-ford.
Paul was a US Army veteran who served during the Korean War.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Gaston Memorial Park, officiated by Pastor Gregg Ballard.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Emily Lunsford; sons, Mickey Cecil Lunsford and wife, Betty; Hay-wood "Woody" Lunsford; god daughter, Bridget Marr Imai; grandchildren, David Lunsford and wife, Car-la; Lee Lunsford; Douglas Lunsford; Chasity Mauney and husband, David; great-grandchildren, Jordan Lunsford, Ryder Mauney and Kira Mauney and pet friends, Rocky and Felix.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Franklin Lunsford and son, Ted Samuel Lunsford.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials to be made to the Parkinson's Association of the Caro-linas – 5970 Fairview Rd, Suite 725, Charlotte, NC 28210 or
– Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guestbook is available online at www.greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 22, 2014