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Donald A. Pauley
February 23, 1964 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old
Donald A. Pauley, of Plant City, Florida, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2023, at the age of 59. Born on February 23, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, Donald lived a life filled with love, laughter, and selfless acts of kindness.
Donald was the beloved son of the late Donald and Rochelle Sebolt Pauley. He was the cherished husband of Carol Pauley, with whom he shared forty years of marriage filled with unforgettable moments and a love that was palpable to anyone who knew them. Donald was a devoted father to Jeremy Pauley and his wife, Amber, and the late Johnny Pauley. He was a loving brother to David Pauley and his wife Patty, Danny Pauley and his wife Terry, Dale Pauley and his wife Karen, Donna Walker and her husband Raymond, and the late Debra Flesner and her husband Jeffrey. Donald was also a doting grandfather to the late John Michael Pauley.
Donald had a deep love for his dogs; Myah, Bootsie, Peanut, and Sally. He was a proud member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 2158 in Riverview, where he made many lifelong friends. He enjoyed spending his free time at the shooting range, honing his skills and sharing laughs with his fellow enthusiasts. A fan of classic cinema, Donald loved John Wayne movies and often quoted his favorite lines. As someone who cherished his family, Donald loved hosting cookouts, creating memorable moments filled with laughter and delicious food.
Those who knew Donald could easily describe him as loving, selfless, and funny. His laughter was infectious, and his presence was a source of comfort. He had a remarkable ability to lighten any situation with his humor and kept his loved ones smiling even in the most challenging times. Donald's selfless nature was evident in his daily life, as he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Donald's love for his wife, Carol, was the stuff of fairy tales. They were each other's best friend, confidant, and soulmate. Their love story was an inspiration to all who knew them, a testament to the kind of love that withstands the test of time and the challenges life throws.
In the words of the renowned author Paulo Coelho, "It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary." This quote embodies Donald's life philosophy. He found joy in the simple things, like a good movie, a day at the range, or a cookout with his family. His life was a testament to the extraordinary beauty that can be found in simplicity.
Donald's passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of his loved ones. He was a beacon of love and light, and his legacy of kindness, love, and laughter will continue to inspire those who were fortunate to know him. As we remember Donald, we celebrate a life well-lived, filled with love, laughter, and selfless acts of kindness.
The family will receive friends Thursday September 28, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Haught Funeral Home 708 W Dr MLK Jr Blvd Plant City Fl 33563. A memorial Service will follow at 7:00 PM.
If so desired donations may be made here to help the family with funeral expenses