Paul Edward Headley, Jr.

February 05, 1943 - December 08, 2021


Obituary For Paul Edward Headley, Jr.

Mr. Paul Edward Headley, Jr. of Durham, NC unexpectedly passed away on December 8, 2021.

He was the son of the late Paul E. Headley Sr. And the late Catherine C. Headley. Paul was born on February 5, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was raised in Somerdale New Jersey. Paul was a graduate of Haddon Heights high school and attended Camden County college. He served in the US Army.

He worked in the fast food industry in management for 50 years. He became a KFC franchisee in 1999 and bought his own store in Kingstree, S.C. He retired in 2017 and moved to Durham to be closer to his children and grandsons.

He enjoyed bocce ball and riding his bike in his retirement. Most of all he enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and going to their sporting events.

He was united in matrimony to Virginia (Ginger) Flanagan Headley in September of 1968. This union was blessed with two children Elnora V. (Nora) Bray and Paul E. Headley III.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Monica Sutton and brother-in-law Steven Sutton.

His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children Nora (John) Bray of Raleigh and Paul E Hadley, III of Raleigh and two grandsons, Cooper W. Bray, and John H. Bray of Raleigh, brother-in-law Thomas Flanagan and his wife Susan of Delaware, a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

A Viewing and Visitation will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; the Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. The funeral procession will leave Renaissance Funeral Home at 2:05 p.m. and makes it way to St. Francis for the Funeral Mass.

The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on Dec. 14th 2021 at 3:00pm by visiting the following link: Funeral Livestream for Paul Headley


14 Dec

Viewing and Visitation

11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
14 Dec


03:00 PM

St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church 11401 Leesville Rd Raleigh, NC 27613 Get Directions »
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  • 12/21/2021

    Dear Ginger and family, We were so sad to hear about Paul. What a great guy he was! He had such a positive attitude and joy for life. He was never afraid to tackle something new and he always seemed to be able to figure out how to do anything. He taught us so much...including the dreaded skill of wallpapering! We know that his loss will leave a huge hole in your hearts. Thank goodness for the memories of so many wonderful years. We send our love. Amy and Paul Silverman

  • 12/15/2021

    The Felician Sisters of Kingstree, SC are sending their sympathy and prayers across the miles to Ginger Headley and her entire family. We have wonderful memories of this gentle man from many years of his life in Kingstree, SC. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Sisters Carol, Johnna, Susanne

  • 12/14/2021

    Deepest sympathies to you and your family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  • 12/13/2021

    We are so sorry. Harold enjoyed playing darts with Paul.

  • 12/13/2021

    Paul was a treasure, and we're so sad to learn of his passing. Our deepest condolences to Ginger, the Bray family, and Paul in their time of grief.

  • 12/13/2021

    My friend

  • 12/13/2021

    I will remember him always, his voice in my head, soothing and comforting. Aunt Ginger, we our sending you our thoughts and prayers. Love always, Cassandra, CJ, and the boys.

  • 12/12/2021

    With sympathy thinking of you in these difficult times and sending love. Toni & Ken Bertett - Sturtevant

  • 12/11/2021

    I called him "Mr 19". In darts he was incredibly accurate in hitting that number. It's on the lower left side of the board. He said it was perfect for his height. A great partner in golf. we shared New Jersey stories.

  • 12/11/2021

    Ginger: I am so truly sorry. I send my prayers and my love.

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