Richard (Paul) McCune

March 7th, 2013 | Posted by curryfuneralhome in Obituaries

Richard (Paul) McCune, 73, of South Charleston passed away peacefully at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston after a 12-year courageous battle with multiple myeloma   cancer.  He was also known as R.P. to a lot of his closest friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, William (Willy) McCune, brother, D.C. Hall and precious grandson Cagun Cole Vandall.

He was founder and owner of McCune Coffee Co.,  for 33 years.  He met a lot of good people and made a lot of friends along the way while  selling coffee.  He was very appreciative of his customers.  He enjoyed going fishing at his camp in Pendleton County with his best buddy Bennie Wade.  He also taught his grandchildren Cruz and Cagun to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.  He liked sitting on the porch watching the river flow at the camp in Clay County with his wife Linda, daughters, grandson, friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Linda, daughters Diana Vandall, Patti McCune (Kim Sykes), grandson Cruz Vandall, mother, LouAnna McCune, sisters, Sophia Colunga and Ida Mae McCormick, brothers John (Debbie) McCune and Jack (Carolyn) McCune and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be 3:00pm Sunday, March 10,  at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor John Anderson officiating.  Burial will be at Graceland Memorial Park So. Charleston.

Family and friends will gather from 1:00 to 3:00pm prior to the service.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Justin Cohen, Linda and staff for guiding Paul through his 12 year journey.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the David Lee Cancer Center, 3100 MacCorkle Ave., SE, #101, Charleston, WV 25304 or Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

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7 Responses

  • Beverly (Dillard) Hager says:

    I am heartbroken to hear of the loss of a great man. I have memories of being around the coffee business with my dad, helping paint signs and other things. I know my dad has held Paul’s friendship close to his heart and they got to share about their health battles with each other. The entire McCune family brought great support when I was trying to do fundraising for my dad’s medical bills. My heart goes out to the family, I am sorry I am not nearby to be able to attend services. Paul will be greatly missed and never ever forgotten….

  • Bob & Jane Pauley and Family says:

    Linda and Family,
    We were so sad to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a fine man and loved by a lot of people in this valley. Our whole family will keep you in our prayers throughout this difficult time. May God be with you.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Bob Jane Pauley and Family

  • Rex Carey says:

    Linda and family, Bobbie and I have you in our prayers. I can’t say enough about how I felt about Paul. He was my mentor and friend. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for Paul. He taught me everything about the coffee industry. I think I was the first person who reported to him at Standard Food Service and it was a true honor. I tried to emulate him in every way because he was so well loved. We will miss him but we know he is at peace probably sipping on a good cup of coffee. I know he will have a cup waiting for me. Love you all.


  • Paula Nelson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish I had words that could ease your pain, I know he was your rock and will miss him deeply. Patti, wish I could be there with you, I love you. He was a great man and you all have wonderful memories together. Kisses and hugs to you and your family.
    With deepest sympathy to you and your family, love you Paula

  • Lisa McCracken says:

    Linda, I am saddened to read of Paul’s passing. Some of my favorite memories from my 3 1/2 years at Tamarack are working with you & Paul during the WV State Fair days when we all worked together for Cela’s mission and shared that large warehouse space. I think of those days and smile each year as I return to the state fair. Paul was always a positive personality and a hard worker, and always very, very kind to me.

    With fondness and sincere sympathy to you and your family, Lisa McCracken

  • Paula Woyan says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time of loss and sorrow. I wish I could be there to hug you because words are never enough. He fought a good fight but is now free of the pain and suffering. I only had the pleasure of meeting him a few times but he was always pleasant and had a smile that would make your day brighter. May your memories, love from family and friends, guide you through the days ahead.
    With deepest sympathy, Paula

  • Pam Hartman says:

    Linda, Diana, Patti and Cruz – You have lost a great husband, father and grandfather. He certainly has been a strong fellow over the past 12 years, suffering and going through a lot. His suffering is no longer. I will always cherish the many wonderful memories of Paul , especially the times he spent here in Pendleton County. He loved to hunt on the farm and always had a hug for us. I will never forget the fish story between him and Myra…that fish was bigger each time he would share the story. He will be missed by all of us. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Pam

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