Michael J. LaPaugh


Michael J. LaPaugh was born February 3, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio to Charlotte and Paul LaPaugh Sr.

Mike attended South High School after which he joined the United States Navy where he served. Mike was employed at the Columbus Public Schools school board along with his nephew David Howell. Mike created memories of laughter with everyone he met. Whether Alum Creek, Buckeye Lake, or Hoover Dam you could find Mike and his fishing buddy Lester (Tyke). Along with fishing he loved to listen to music. His favorite was Prince, Michael Jackson, Cameo, and last but not lease EWF.

Mike joined and got baptized at Bethany Baptist Church where his good friend Jonathan Bradford Sr. is pastor.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents Charlotte and Paul LaPaugh Sr., sisters Paula Cunningham, Edith Howell, brother William LaPaugh, and buddy/nephew Darryl Howell.

He leaves to cherish his memories; daughters Sheena Newsom, Shamecia Brown, son Michael J. LaPaugh Jr., brother Paul G. (Tracey) LaPaugh Sr., sisters Shirley (Carl) Martin, Bernie Cummings, childhood friends Jonathan Miller Sr. and Tony Beasley, also 7 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Visitation 2:00pm and Funeral 3:00pm Friday, February 15, 2019 at the MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 Livingston Ave

Condolence Messages

  1. Irish J. Richardson

    To the LaPaugh family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

  2. My heartfelt condolences to the LaPaugh families.
    All of those in the common grave of mankind will be resurrected.John 5:28,29

  3. Bethany Baptist Church

    Sheena, Bethany Baptist Church extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy in the passing of your father, Brother Michael J. LaPaugh. May God continue to bless you and keep His loving arms around you.

  4. Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

    God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU, Michael for your service in The United States Navy.”Fair winds and following seas” and Semper Fi… Sailor rest your oars.

    A South H.S. Alumni and Retired -Columbus Public Schools.

  5. Sorry to read of your loss. My brother John attended South with Paul and knew the LaPaugh family well.

  6. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for the family. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May you draw comfort from God as he help you to cope with the loss of a wonderful person. Blessed be the Almighty God who daily carries the load for us. With warm thoughts and prayers.

  7. Columbus South High School Alumni Association

    The South High School Alumni Association and its Board of Directors want to express our sympathy and send condolences at the death of your loved one. Our entire South High School family is diminished by his passing.

  8. Just learned of Mike’s passing. We were best friends and neighbors as kids. Very devastated to hear of his passing. Until we meet again, RIP my friend.

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