Paul Kopasz
KOPASZ Paul Gregory was born November 30, 1962 in Detroit, MI. He moved to Lexington to attend The University of Kentucky on a full debate scholarship under the famed J.W. Patterson. "Paul K" supported his 4-decade career as an original songwriter and recording artist by touring and performing in the U.S. and Europe. "Paul K & the Weathermen" thrilled diehard and often underground fans, but Paul didn't crave financial success as long as we simply listened to his music. He was loved and respected by many as an intellectual with a fierce wit, cook, animal-lover, prolific songwriter, captivating conversationalist, and loyal friend. He is survived and missed deeply by his wife Danielle, his cat Patti Smith, and many beloved extended family. Paul Kopasz died peacefully after a 9-month battle against cancer at home in Lexington on March 16, 2020 with his wife and cat by his side.
Published by Lexington Herald-Leader on Apr. 3, 2020.
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Paul was my friend we even wrote songs together (what a gas) He is alive forever through his influence and some damn fine rock n roll.
February 23, 2021
So sorry for your loss Danielle.
Tom Keil
April 5, 2020
Paul and I were pretty close friends for about 10 years, starting soon after he moved to Lexington. I remember sitting on the floor of his room at the Broadway house, talking about music and books for hours on end. In 1981 or 82, Paul and I hitchhiked to New York and stayed a week at my uncle's. It was dangerous, reckless, thrilling, and totally Paul.
Andy Ball
April 4, 2020
Thanks for the music and the awesome memories Paul. Rock on
Mary Stites
April 4, 2020
I am in debt to Paul for bringing my ex-wife to NY when they were young , or i may have never met her. He played at our wedding and was a good friend. attached is a photo of myself and the ex from the time we got to be Paul's band for a gig, he was particular and had high standards so it was a privilege . i remember Paul as a deep thinker and prolific song writer. i cherish the many long and ongoing discussions we had over the years. and miss him
tom judge
April 3, 2020
I was a weatherman. I have 2 writing credits on Paul K music. He was a dear man and I supported him on a bill before my accident in 2013
Paul Kopasz was my friend
Our times together are memorable
Now he resides with Jesus
I know that Paul, Brax Bragg, Hank Patton, and Rosteen Patton
are in God's band and play praises
Paul was my friend when others gave up
Paul lived a hard life
Rosteen said "my Jesus didn't run up and down that cross. He bled for us"
From what I understand Paul made a decision to allow Jesus in his heart.
Today he has no blues
I however dear reader have blues
He was a great inspiration to me and remains one
His lack of spirit on this crummy earth is felt
I pray for his family that they will turn to Jesus in this time of loss
Thaddeus Greear
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Thaddeus Greear
April 2, 2020
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