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Dr. Paul Russell Staley, M.D.

Dr. Paul Russell Staley, M.D.
  • August 25, 1930 - January 4, 2019
  • Adams Run, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • Faith Lutheran Church
    3374 Maybank Hwy
    Johns Island, SC 29457
  • or the
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
    733 Third Avenue, Suite 510
    New York, NY 10017

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“I remember Paul when he was at Ft. Sam and used to come to our house when he was off. He played with me and I remember him being at the house at...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Heidi McMillan Horton - WI

“Dr and Mary Kate Staley were our neighbors in Adams Run for many years. They were delightful, friendly, welcoming and very much missed when we moved...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Ruth and Ronald Varner - SC

“Dr. Staley was my Doctor for may years. He was a great Doctor and a man of few words. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Ethel Porter - Hollywood, SC

“Dr Staley was my doctor for over twenty years. I have never known a more caring, dedicated man to his profession. He was a man of few words, and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Sally Perkins Griffin - SC


Paul Russell Staley, M.D., 88, of Charleston, SC, widower of Mary Kate Staley died Friday, January 4, 2019. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 6, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Faith Lutheran Church, 3374 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Live Oak Memorial Gardens will be private.

Dr. Staley was born in Munden, KS on August 25, 1930 a son of the late Clarence and Bernice Russell Staley. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Kansas Medical School. Following medical school, Dr. Staley was commissioned in the United States Army where he served as a physician with duty assignments at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Fort Lewis, Washington, as well as overseas assignments in Japan and Germany. It was while in the Army that he met his wife of 53 years when they were both serving in the 225th Station Hospital in Meunchweiler, Germany. They moved to Charleston where they raised a family and where Dr. Staley practiced internal medicine for more than 30 years.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary Kate, sisters Helen MacMillan and Mary Beth Tilley and brother Charles Staley. He leaves behind three sons: LTC (Ret) Paul Russell Staley, Jr. and wife Toni of Spring Lake, NC; COL (Ret) James Richard Staley and wife Mary of Sumter, SC and COL John Patrick Staley and wife Darlene of Frederick, MD. He also leaves behind grandchildren Paul III, Hannah, Matthew, Catherine and Ian.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 3374 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC, 29455 or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, 733 Third Avenue, Suite 510, New York, NY 10017.