Paul Corey
Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors - Denton
2025 West University
Denton, TX
Paul Corey

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 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.
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Dear Ana,
So sorry to hear about Paul. I wish you peace and healing.
Teri Guttilla
July 7, 2016
Prayers to the family for comfort during this difficult time.
Mary Chamblin-Cafaro
June 20, 2016
Many, Many Prayers....
From All the Jamisons
Jim & Pam Jamison, TX
Paige, Chris, & Sydney Lloyd, CA
Joy & Tony Angelelli, TN
Monica, Jason, Cody, Baylee, & Andee Johnson, TN
Veronica, Chris, Caroline, & Madeline Brown, TN
Bianca & Ryan Kirby, TN
Jerry & Donna Jamison, TN
Rachel, Jordan, Carl, & Daxin Oxendine, TN
Adam Jamison, TN
Shane, Jaimie & Jacob Jamison, TN
Joy Angelelli
June 18, 2016
Sending Prayers for Peace and Loving Memories...
Much, Much Love... Tenessee Jamisons...
Joy & Tony Angelelli
June 18, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Bill DeBerry and Bill DeBerry Jr.
June 18, 2016
Holding you in loving prayer, Ana. Thinking about shared memories and fondly remembering Paul. We love you. Deb, Mike and The Littles
Debra Stapleton
June 17, 2016
Even though we only met a few times, we enjoyed your wonderful company. You and your family are in our prayers.
Your neighbors, Matt & Teri Coleman
Teri Coleman
June 17, 2016
We wish we could be with all of you at this time. Prayers will help keep us strong.
Bob and Florence Corey
June 16, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember Paul. I still remember the time that he, Tom Empson and I stayed up all night at your parents house in Knoxville playing Risk. I got to talk to him Ten years ago when I was in Grand Prairie working with Lockheed Martin.
May God comfort you all in this time of loss.

Frank & Ann Davis
Frank Davis
June 16, 2016
Holding you in love at this difficult time. Holding you and your families in my prayers now and in the days to come.
Rev. Pamela Mann
June 16, 2016
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