MSGT Paul Leon Rathbun
Stapleton, GA. – MSGT Paul Leon Rathbun, 79, loving husband to Evelyn Pennington Rathbun, entered into rest Saturday afternoon, December 8, 2012 at Jefferson Hospital. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday afternoon, December 11, 2012 at 2:00PM with Rev. Elliott Fulmer officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.
Paul was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the US Marine Corp, retiring after 26 years of service.
Paul was also preceded in death by his parents, Pearl Salmon Rathbun and Paul Rathbun. Other survivors include his 4 children, Sheryl Jean Turner, Jeanette Dianne Giebe, Michael Dennis Rathbun and Marla Sue Womble;3 step-children, Aubrey Pennington, Ricky Pennington and Donna Kitchens; a sister, Beverly Reid; 6 grandchildren, Joshua Womble, Philip Rathbun, Joseph Kight, Adam Worthen, Hannah Rathbun and Randy Turner; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 563, Wrens GA 30823.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou annointest my head with oil;
My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.