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Jonathan "John Henry" Robert Paige

August 7, 1971 — December 28, 2018

Jonathan “John Henry” Robert Paige, 47, of Taylorsville passed peacefully from his earthly life to his heavenly life, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness on Friday, December 28, 2018. Jonathan was the son of Gary and Norma (Richey) Paige of Taylorsville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Elizabeth (Paige) Jackson and her husband Jeff, of Conover; his maternal grandmother Lois Richey; his uncles Jimmy Richey and wife Mary Leigh and Matthew Richey and wife Libby; aunts Helen R. Watts and Shaneta R. Turpin, all of Taylorsville, Shirley P. Warlick, of Newton and Martha P. Lackey and husband Eston of Fountain Inn, SC; numerous cousins and his beloved dog, PeeDab. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Clinard and Ruby Paige and by his maternal grandfather, Boyd Richey, all of Taylorsville; uncles Atwell, Arvil, Bobby, and Hoyle Paige, all of Taylorsville and aunts Reba Paige of Taylorsville, and Madeline P. Hull and Loretta P. Hull of Casar.

Jonathan was known to most folks as “John Henry” a name given to him by his maternal grandfather, Boyd Richey. Grandpa Richey named him “John Henry” after the Johnny Cash song “Legend of John Henry’s Hammer” a song he loved. Jonathan was a diesel mechanic, truck driver, and worked in the agricultural industry. As a child, he spent many days with his Grandpa Richey learning about hard work and with his maternal uncle, Matthew Richey, learning about diesel engines. Jonathan enjoyed music and played the piano, banjo, guitar, trombone, and tube. He loved playing the banjo with his Grandpa Richey on the harmonica and his cousin, Travis Richey, on the guitar. Jonathan loved the look of joy on Grandpa Richey’s face when they played together. He loved NASCAR and went to many races over the years with his dad. He loved anything with an engine, wheels, and a seat to ride. Jonathan was kind, caring, and compassionate. He did many acts of kindness for others, fixing vehicles, cutting fire wood, baling hay, and making home repairs. He grew up in church at Antioch Baptist where the foundation of his faith was laid and where he learned about caring for others. He went on several mission trips to West Virginia and San Paulo, Brazil.

The receiving will be held on Monday, December 31st, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Antioch Baptist Church in Taylorsville. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A meal for the family will follow in the church fellowship hall.

The family requests that you wear jeans or “come as you are” to the receiving and celebration of life. Jonathan was a hard-working, simple person and was not a “suit” person.

Pallbearers will be: Travis Richey, Dannie Ritchie, James Craig, John Sigmon, Keith Weaver, and Wesley Weaver. Memorials may be made to “Harry’s Hands” at Antioch Baptist Church, 580 Antioch Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681. The family asks you to consider doing an act of kindness for someone else to honor Jonathan’s life.
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Monday, January 1, 2018

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Monday, December 31, 2018

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