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  • In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to one of Paul's favorite missions
  • James Island Outreach
    1872 C Camp Rd.
    James Island, SC 29412
  • Habitat for Humanity
    731 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Paul was one of the sharpest people I ever met and worked with while at the 'clam farm' and Marine Resources, with a wit second to none. He could...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ray Haggerty - Aiken, SC

“I felt so connected to Paul because of his history with Churchill Weavers and Berea College. Our daughter, Alice Driver, went to Berea and when...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Louise Halsey - Ozark, AR

“Several years ago while a member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, I took over the coordination of our Habitat from Humanity build team from Paul...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: JIm Custer - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Paul was a part of our family and will always remain so. No one could surpass Paul's telling of stories, usually self-deprecating. He would leave...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Stringer - SC - Friend

“No words appropriate how my grandmother, Nancy, must feel after losing a lifelong companion and best friend. I am sad and heartsick over this loss....Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah Graff-Amos - New Albany, IN

“So sorry to see him pass. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Anna Hohnadel - Atlantic, VA

“So sorry to hear of your passing and thankful you have found peace. You made a difference in many lives and in this world. You have been very...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Swanson - Johns Island, SC

“Paul was a wonderful person and will be missed! I remember eating lunch with him at the College of Charleston, sitting outside in the sun, and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Gretchen Stringer-Robinson - SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Paul's death. My condolences to Nancy and his family. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Elizabeth Wenner - SC - Friend

“Rest in Peace, Uncle Paul. Thank you for being a loving and loveable part of my childhood. *hug* ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Sandra Stringer - James Island, SC


Paul Robert Hadley III, 71, of James Island, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. His memorial service will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 in First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, at 12:00 p.m. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service in Molly Wier Hall. Interment will be private. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Paul was born April 10, 1948 in Ithaca, NY, to the late Paul Robert Hadley, Jr. and Alice Eleanor Churchill Hadley. He grew up in Berea, KY, his mother's hometown, where he gained a lifelong appreciation of handicrafts from his grandparents who owned and operated Churchill Weavers.

Paul proudly served in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1974, where he received electronics training and was posted to Charleston where he has lived since. He received a BA in English from College of Charleston and worked in a variety of jobs including computer sales, computer consulting, aquaculture and 17 years with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, where he met his wife Nancy Hawk. They were married in 1980 and have resided in the home he built on James Island for 39 years.

Paul enjoyed working with his hands whether using wood, leather, copper or a combination. He had a talent for and love of electronics. He enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels and was a founder of James Island Outreach after Hurricane Hugo. Paul was a member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, where he was a Deacon and especially enjoyed the fellowship of the Men's Breakfast.

In addition to his loving wife Nancy, Paul is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Graff Goetzinger (Luke) of Louisville, KY, and her three sons John Henry, Robert and Patrick Graff; an adopted granddaughter Sarah Rose Amos; a step son, Jamie McGlothlin of Hurst, TX, and his two sons Jefferson and Zachary McGlothlin; three sisters, Anne Noss (Charles), Pat Vermeersch (Mike) and Kim Irving (Pat); many in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to one of Paul's favorite missions: James Island Outreach, 1872 C Camp Road, Charleston, SC 29412; Water Mission, 1150 Kinzer St Bldg 1605, North Charleston, SC 29405; Habitat for Humanity, 731 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403 or First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401.