Former Feltham FC stalwart John E. Pauling, son of former Mayor of Hounslow and Treasurer of Feltham FC Edward (Ted) Pauling MBE JP, passed away at West Middlesex Hospital on 18th March 2008 after losing a fight against cancer.
John as General Secretary of Feltham Football Club was instrumental in the club achieving Isthmian League status in 1977 when the club along with 16 others resigned from the Athenian League. John went onto become Managing Director and Trustee of the Feltham Football Club Limited which saw the club rise through the Isthmian League ranks throughout the late 70's and 80's.
In the mid 90's John stepped down from his position with the club after over 25 years of continued service but remained an avid supporter and sponsor of the Football Club.
His contribution to football in the area was recognised by Middlesex County Football Association with a Long Service Award.
John will always be remembered for his 'penalty shouts' when the ball was in the most obscure places.