Little Elm, TX
Paul David Corey, 59, of Little Elm, passed away on June 13, 2016. He was born on April 18, 1957 in Columbus, OH and graduated from Bearden High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Paul was an US and ASA certified sailing instructor, scuba instructor, avid hiker, cyclist, dog-lover, and outdoorsman. He worked for Texas Instruments for many years and went on to retire and teach after-school programs with his beloved wife, Ana. They were married for 19 years and enjoyed a fulfilling life of travel and adventure along with their faithful four-legged companions Murphy and Abby.
Paul is survived by his loving wife Ana; his brothers Walter (and Barbara) Corey of Lenoir City, Tennessee, and John (and Patsy) Corey of Huntsville, Alabama; sisters Lynne (and John) Jamison of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and Margaret Kreyling of Desoto, Texas; step-mother Bettie Corey of Knoxville, Tennessee; aunt Rebecca Phipps of Ashtabula, Ohio; cousin Elizabeth Stills of Ohio; cousins Meg and Mike McHutchison; nephews and nieces Sean Jamison, David Corey, Daniel Corey, Elizabeth Davis, Patrick Corey, and Katie and Nicholas Kreyling; great nephews Ken and Gabriel and great niece Zoiee. Also survived by in-laws Jervis and Carmen Underwood of Oak Point, Texas; sister-in-law Cynthia Martin of Carmi, Illinois; nieces Bianca Underwood, Megan (and Cliff) Goff, Caroline and Cassie Martin; great-niece Rowen, and great-nephew Asa. Also survived by lifelong friend Wayne (and Dianne) Miller of Knoxville, Tennessee, and many friends and colleagues. He is preceded in death by his parents, David A. Corey and Ardele A. Corey; aunt Elizabeth C. Snow; cousin Susie A. Sedlack; cousin Diane E. McHutchison; and brother-in-law Michael Underwood.
In light of Paul's passion for the ocean, we ask that contributions be made to The Ocean Conservancy in lieu of flowers. To donate, please visit http://www.oceanconservancy.org/
. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18th, at 11:00 am at DeBerry's Funeral Home in Denton, TX. A future celebration of life will be scheduled at Church of the Ascension in Knoxville, TN.
Published by Knoxville News Sentinel on Jun. 18, 2016.