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“Trish I am so sorry about your Dad.Prayers for you and your family.Janice Boydston. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Boydston - Chattanooga, TN

“i worked at asphalt products, Paul would come by often, Always was happy to see him he was very good man. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: David stclair - Lester, WV

“Joan and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him greatly. May god hold you all in the days ahead to get you through these difficult...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Randy Miller - Chilhowie, VA

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends so...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Bill Pritchard Sr - Beckley, WV

“Joan just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts in Beckley WV ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Katrina Calvert - MacArthur, WV

“So very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family during this time. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Rhonda Hughes - Ghent, WV

“I would like to say how much I like being his MA for many years. He always had a smile on his face and could make me laugh at the drop of a hat. He...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Janet Griffin - Summersville, WV

“I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Teresa Hester - Marion, VA


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Paul Wayne St. John passed away August 29, 2020 at the age of 80 at home in Chilhowie, VA after a long illness.
Born and raised in Chilhowie, VA, at 23 he became a heavy equipment operator, moving his family to WV in 1965 to build their highway infrastructure, including the New River Gorge Bridge. From 1984-1988 he was a heavy equipment operator in the surface mining industry. From 1988-1995 he owned and operated St. John Construction. He and his wife returned to their beloved Chilhowie in 2014.
He was born April 5, 1940 in Chilhowie, VA to Scott and Mae Price St. John. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and two grandchildren. Survivors include his loving and faithful wife, Mary "Joan" St. John; daughters, Trish (David) Cox of Chattanooga, TN and Becky St. John of Beckley, WV; his grandchildren, Jake(fiancé Lakelynn Keown) Fink, Caelan Cox and step-granddaughter
Christie (Clay) Boydston, and 3 brothers Henry (Bonnie) St. John of Sandwich, IL, Fred St. John of Congress, AZ and Cecil St. John of Chilhowie, VA.
During his last days he was lovingly attended to by two special caregivers, nurse, Charles Allison and niece, Sarah Thomas as well as Hospice nurses, Kayla Miller and Sandy Pierce. We have also been richly blessed with family and neighbors who have loved us generously.
Graveside services will be held at 2 pm September 1, 2020 at Grosses Creek Cemetery. We request that you wear masks and socially distance. Pastor Kenny Rich will conduct the service and Doug Tuell will sing.
In lieu of flowers, Paul requested that any memorial contributions be made to Lifeline, Inc., a non-profit that serves children with disabilities and their families in Chattanooga, at 1807 Tombras Avenue, East Ridge, TN 37412 or donate online at LifelineFamilies.org or St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis, TN.
To make condolences to the family please visit www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the St. John Family.