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OBIT: James Carl Paschal, 87, of Alexandria


James Carl Paschal (Chigger to his family and close friends), 87, of Alexandria, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by the love of his wife and family just as  he wanted.

The funeral service was  held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2016, at West Main Baptist Church.  Bro. Dusty Desimone and grandchildren officiated.  A private interment was at the Paschal Farm Cemetery.

“Chig” was married to his wife of 60 years, Phyllis, whom he loved to share his passion of life.  He was a skilled business entrepreneur and wasted no time after getting married to begin his work as a farmer and cattleman. Never one to shy away from work or opportunity, he closed his dairy operation to begin Paschal Farm Equipment in Alexandria which operated for 31 years.  He loved to travel around the country buying tractors and equipment for his business and loved the art of making deals.  He was at his happiest, though, when he was with his wife and family on the farm taking care of the cattle, which brought him much joy.  As a cattleman he was skilled in selecting breeds and bloodlines to produce what the  markets wanted to buy and never stopped learning about his trades.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict where he formed friendships with a few comrades that lasted throughout his life.  His example taught all of us the value of true friendship.

Carl Paschal was born June 18, 1929, son of the late James Walter and Laura Kent Paschal.  He was preceded in death by an infant brother and sisters, Louise Christian and Katherine Hearn.

Carl is survived by his wife, Phyllis Paschal of Alexandria; children, Pam (Aaron) Huddleston and Sharon Paschal, both of Alexandria, Lanee (Terry) Young of Mt. Juliet, Ron (Tina) Paschal of Alexandria; grandchildren, Brandon (Lauren) Huddleston, Beth (Aaron) Eakes, Lincoln (Amy) Young, Whitney (Hunter) Wharton, Jessica (Sean) Leiser, Justin Paschal; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Heart Association or The American Cancer Society.

Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria in charge of arrangements