Paul Gene Pillion

September 18, 2019

Paul Gene Pillion, 64, of Buchanan, Virginia, died unexpectedly September 18, 2019 at home.  He was born March 6, 1955 in Frankfort, Indiana to James J. & Janet K. (Campbell) Pillion.  He married Joyce Thrasher on September 20, 1986 and she survives.

Paul was a 1973 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He previously worked as foreman manager of a rock quarry before becoming owner of Eagle Eye construction business for 6-7 years. Paul had lived in Frankfort and North Carolina before settling in Virginia with Joyce.  He enjoyed softball, hunting, motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends.  He loved going to Branson, Missouri and was an avid reader and student of the Bible.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Friends may also visit from Noon until service time on Sunday. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity.

Survived by:

Wife: Joyce Pillion of Buchanan, Virginia, Mother: Janet Pillion of Frankfort, 5 Sisters: Barbara (Jim) Holliger of Lynn, Indiana, Jennifer Pillion of Pendleton, Indiana, Lori (Fred) Baltrusis of Spooner, Wisconsin, Michelle (Jordan) Sturm of Austin, Texas, Marci (Will) McClamrock of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2 Brothers: Randy (Judy) Pillion of Frankfort, Ronnie (Melody) Pillion of Cary, North Carolina, 6 Nephews and 1 Niece also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father.


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Paul Gene Pillion”

  1. Rick and Janie Gunter September 20, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Our sincerest condolences to the entire Pillion family on your loss. Although I had not seen Paul since my younger days, when living on Crescent Drive, I will always remember him as a very nice and genuine person who had respect for people and who always made time to chat with us younger kids on the block. I also remember, he very much liked riding his motorcycle.

    • Lori Baltrusis June 17, 2022 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your memory with us! I’m not sure that any of us have checked back here to see these. But for some reason, I was drawn to look today!

  2. Ben Stillwell September 20, 2019 at 10:57 am

    My heart is broken for the Pillion family due to your loss. My faith is strengthened due to Paul’s life and witness of Christ in his life. I pray that our Savior, Christ Jesus will give all in the family wonderful memories of Paul and the power to feel His presence with one and all right now. I am truly sorry for your loss. ” I know in whom I have believed and am persuaded HE is able to keep that which I have committed unto HIM” today, Paul in Heaven.

    • Lori Baltrusis June 17, 2022 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Ben. I’m glad Paul had such an impact on your life. He is missed.

  3. Barbara Brown September 20, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Got to know Paul at the Buchanan Fountain and Grille where he came in to eat lunch a lot. Then realized he was married to one of my dear friends I went to school with. He took so much pride in his work, always showing pictures of jobs before he started and after he finished. Also of his wife and pets. Will miss his sweet smile so much. Prayers go out to Joyce and all his family. He will live on in our memories.

    • Lori Baltrusis June 17, 2022 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Barbara. It made me smile today as I reflected on the things he was proud of and the friends he had.

  4. Jon McBride September 21, 2019 at 1:51 am

    You are like my second family and words can’t express how I feel at this moment. God be with you all. Glad I was able to spend time with him at your Christmas.

    • Lori Baltrusis June 17, 2022 at 6:04 pm

      We are always glad to see you too, Jon! Don’t be a stranger and thank you for your condolences. I’m just now reading all of these!

  5. Cheryl E Overman September 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I graduated with Paul. May the Lord comfort and surround you with His love. I am unable to come for the services as I am away on vacation. God bless you all through the loss of one of His children.
    Cheryl Overman

  6. Carolyn Carlson September 21, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Janet so very sorry for the loss of Paul. Just know that you and the family are in my prayers.

  7. Sherry Vanlandingham September 23, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for comfort through this difficult time for all. Sincere hugs, Sherry Schimmel Vanlandingham, classmate.

  8. Guy South May 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Ron and Family,
    Very sorry about your loss.. As time passes the memories and hugs of families and friends will help.

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