Mr. Paul L. Zickefoose, 68, a resident of Elkins, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 19, 2012, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Unit.
He was born June 5, 1944, at Queens, a son of the late Sampson Law and Virgie Sloan Zickefoose.
He was married to Barbara Lewis Zickefoose, who survives in Elkins.
Surviving are three brothers, David (Lois) Zickefoose, Claysville Pa., Amal (Shirley) Zickefoose, Buckhannon and Arthur (Kyoko) Zickefoose, Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Zita Lee of Buckhannon, Donna (Alan) Boone of Berea, Ohio, and Billie Zickefoose of Vermillion, Ohio.
Preceding him in death were one son, Dr. Dennis Paul Zickefoose; brothers: Joseph, Jerry "Dick", Rex and infant Albert Zickefoose; father-in-law, Samuel Lewis and brother-in-law, Keith Lee.
Paul served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Bronze Service Star and the Defense Service Medal.
Mr. Zickefoose worked 32 years serving the families of Randolph County as an insurance agent for Equitable Life Insurance (later called American General LIC) where he was awarded numerous sales awards. He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, National Rifle Assoc., AARP and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. An avid outdoorsman, Paul enjoyed trips and travel with Eddie Jr. Hinkle and Dr. Carl Shepp to U.S. hunting destinations.
He looked forward to bird hunting with "Britt" in Michigan and Wisconsin as well as trophy antelope and elk trips to Colorado and Montana. Other excursions included Mississippi grouse/quail hunts with PJ's dental buddies and Canadian salmon and Erie Lake fishing with his nephew Sonny. Paul relished spending time with friends and family at the Queens cabin. A pleasant escape, music and hunting created special memories with precious friends and family. Paul's bucket list was extensive and required the skills of many, including brother Sam Lewis, who made the dump truck, excavator, bull dozing and bridge/cabin building projects possible.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at noon at the Lanham Cemetery in Queens. At 1 p.m., lunch, provided by Tallmansville CEOs, along with stories, sharing, and celebrating Paul will be held at the Tallmansville Fire Hall.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Dr. Dennis Paul "PJ" Zickefoose DDS Memorial Scholarship, Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center/School of Dentistry, PO Box 9400, Morgantown, WV 26506-9400 in memory of Paul.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Paul L. Zickefoose. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at, www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.