We are saddened to announce that our President and co-owner Jim Paschal passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 30 due to health complications from diabetes. His family held a private graveside service on Tuesday, June 8.
“It has been a wonderful and memorable 30 plus years of traveling and working with Jim,” says Phil Martin, Warwick’s National Sales Manager. “Hundreds of shows and a tremendous amount of time on airplanes and in hotels—and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. So many memories and laughs we could write a book. Jim always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He not only was a trade show and travel buddy, he was a true friend. Life on the road just won’t be the same.”
Jim, along with his brother, Rob, acquired Warwick from their father Don and uncle John Paschal. Between 1977 and 1989, Jim and Rob transformed Warwick from a company that published newspapers and promotional products to solely focusing on promotional products, including the original calendar line from 1926.
Along with the everyday grind of running a successful business, Jim also represented Warwick at trade shows, regularly attending PPAI, ASI, and regional shows. He is a past president of YEPPA (Young Executives of Promotional Products).
Jim is survived by his wife Kim, his brother Rob, and nephew Alex. Please direct any donations to the American Diabetes Association.
Warwick is a small, family-owned promotional products manufacturer of promotional products. Starting in 1881 as a newspaper publisher (The Valley Chronicle), the Paschal lineage began with Lina Paschal, who bought the company in 1903. She then sold the company to her nephew Paul Paschal in 1926.
It was under Paul’s leadership that we began manufacturing promotional calendars and officially became Warwick Publishing. Paul sold the company to his sons Don and John Paschal, who eventually sold it to Rob and Jim. Alex, Rob’s son, is now the fifth generation to lead Warwick Publishing.