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Paul Justice

Paul Justice

Chehalis, Washington

March 25, 2015

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
87 Marine Pfc


 May 1944, PFC Justice Enlisted in the US Navy at 15 years of age, reportedly being under the weight minimum, he added lead to his pocket bible to make weight, 108LBS. Paul also served on the landing crafts during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Paul was Honorably discharged in May 1946. Paul then enlisted in the US Marine Corps July 1946 where he served in 1st Bn. 1st Marine Division in Northern China making him a highly regarded “North China Marine”. 16 September 1947 PFC Justice returned to Navy Pier, San Diego, with 1825 of his Marine Corps Brothers. PFC Justice’s unit was the last unit of the division to be withdrawn from China. PFC Justice was honorably discharged from the US Marines 13 February 1948.

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Paul Justice

April 18, 2015

From The Chronicle chrononline.com 04/10/15:

Rev. Paul Justice, 87 years old, passed on to his Heavenly Home on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at home, in the presence of his family. He was born in Crabtree, North Carolina on Aug. 21, 1927 to Beatrice Messer Justice & William Justice.
Estranged from his family at age four, he was in the Haywood County Home and later blessed to go to the Baptist Children’s Home (Mills Home) at Thomasville, North Carolina, where he received great Christian love and training there. Mrs. A.E. Barber and Mrs. I.P. Frazier were his house parents. He became a Christian at age six. Paul was encouraged by foster parents, Ellen and Geter Carringer intermittently over the years. 
At age 15, Paul entered the Navy from 1944-1946, serving on the U.S.S. Hinsdale in the Pacific Theater. He saw action in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. From 1946-1948, he was a Marine in the First Marine Division in China.
He was a member of the Marine Corps League of Centralia, Washington #1119, where he was Chaplain for nine years. Paul helped organize the League here. The Lions Club, International, held his attention for 50 years. He was a member of Centralia Lions, following their motto, We Serve.
He was in charge of the yearly fishing derby at Fort Borst Park for years. His greatest love was serving his Lord! He was a missionary minded pastor for 62 years. He started missions and churches. He and his wife, Violet, were under the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. After 2010, they were missionary emeritus. His present membership was at First Baptist Church of Oakville, Washington. He made many dear friends at Mars Hill College, North Carolina and at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He got his bachelor of arts there in 1954. Paul went to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he earned his bachelor of divinity and masters degree in 1958. He pastored 10 churches, helped start and maintain 10 more. He spent 40 years here in the Northwest. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. 
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Violet; sons, Paul Scott (Juana) Justice, Mark Wayne (Cindy) Justice, Jonathan Morris (Mia) Justice, Hope Marie Free (Brian); 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.; 11 foster grandchildren; four foster great-grandchildren; his service dog, Prince. five angels were by his side, Jack and Anita Williams, Mary Astrid, Wayne Beir, of Chaplain Marine Corps Leauge, Bob Broomstrom, plus a host of friends in the South and the Northwest; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Semper Fi, Marine!!
God speed your journey home!! 
Memorial services for Paul Justice will be on April 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Museum, Event Center, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis, WA 98532. Chip Duncan, Museum Director, will be officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, if anyone wishes to contribute to: (1) Veterans Memorial Museum, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis, WA 98532 or (2) Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, 204 Idol St., Thomasville, NC, 27360-4514 or (3) First Baptist Church of Oakville, Washington, P.O. Box 343 Oakville, WA 98568.
REV PAUL JUSTICE (1927 - 2015)
Rev. Paul Justice (87) died on 3/25/2015 in Centralia, WA. Paul was born in Crabtree North Carolina on 8/27/1927.

Paul was a Southern Baptist minister for 62 years, and a World War II Veteran, (U.S. Navy and China Marines) and a member of Lions Club 40 years.

Paul is survived by his wife Violet to whom he was married 56 years. His children Scott, Mark, Jon and his daughter Hope Free, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on 4/18/2015 at Veteran's Museum 100 SW Veteran's Way, Chehalis, WA 98532.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Veteran's Museum above, or Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, 204 Idol St. Thomasville, NC 27360, or First Baptist Church of Oakville, WA. P.O. Box 343 Oakville, WA 98568.

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Apr. 12, 2015

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