Darvin “Whiskers” Paschall, age 83 of Puryear, TN, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.
He retired after many years as a truck driver and formerly worked at Henry County Farmers Co-op. He was a member of North Fork Baptist Church in Puryear. Whiskers was an avid horse rider and an honorary deputy who assisted in search and rescue on horseback. He loved meeting people, telling stories, and never met a stranger.
Whiskers was born October 8, 1937, in Puryear, TN, to the late Roosevelt Paschall and the late Cloteal Wilson Paschall.
He was married to Linda Ellison Paschall, who preceded him in death on July 4, 2006.
He is survived by his first wife, Joanne “Jo Jo” Loveall; six children, Donnie (Glenda) Paschall of Hazel, KY, Kim (Scott) Caulder of Rockingham, NC, Pam (Larry) Davis of Rockingham, NC, Stacy Lynn Johnson of Indianapolis, IN, Chris (Dana) Paschall of Murray, KY, and Josh Paschall of Cottage Grove, TN; one sister, Evell Sanders of Puryear, TN; two brothers, Gerald (Diane) Paschall of Murray, KY, and Jimmy Dan (Leanne) Paschall of Murray, KY; 16 grandchildren, Crystal Wyatt, Tommy Paschall, Matthew Caulder, Kylie Caulder, Tommy Foss, Megan Davis, Kiersten Davis, Damek Beasley, Staysia Beasley, Marie Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Sta´jiana Johnson, Robert Johnson, Bella Johnson, Lexie Johnson, and Lynda Sue Paschall; and 10 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Nobel Paschall; and one sister-in-law, Cleva Paschall.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Randy Kuykendall officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dale Paschall, Johnny Ward, Gary “Peanut” Paschall, Jamie Paschall, Larry Brannon, and Kenny Gallimore.
Burial will be in Paschall Cemetery in Puryear, TN.