Paul Jack Gauze, 77, of Gallipolis, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Holzer Senior Care Center.
He was born March 16, 1935, in Williamson, West Virginia, son of the late Hartwell and Ethel Hinkle Gauze. Paul was married to Noreda Lackey Gauze and she survives him.
He was a graduate of Williamson High School and Pikeville College. Paul was a retired medical technologist who had worked at Oak Hill Hospital and Holzer Medical Center. He was a member of the Williamson, West Virginia, Methodist Church. Paul was also a member of Morning Dawn Masonic Lodge #7 where he was a past Worshipful Master, Gallipolis Chapter #79 where he was a past High Priest, Moriah Council #32 where he was a past Illustrious Master, The Rose Commandery #43 where he was a past Emminent Commander and Knight of the York Cross of Honour. He was also a member of #217 Eastern Star in good standing. Paul enjoyed muzzleloading target shooting, going to Amish country and enjoyed his neighborhood.
Surviving are his wife, Noreda Gauze of Gallipolis; a daughter and son-in-law, E. Lynne and Tom Hopkins of Gallipolis, and a son and daughter-in-law, PJ and Diana Gauze of Patriot; and two nieces of Williamson, West Virginia.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Thomas Hopkins; two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, December 31, 2012, at Willis Funeral Home with Bob Powell officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel of Hope Mausoleum, Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, December 30, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.