Paul L. Emmick
1965 - 2021
BORN
November 13, 1965
DIED
April 1, 2021
Paul L. Emmick

Owensboro

55, 01-Apr, Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.



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Published by Courier-Journal from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
8
Visitation
9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory
900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
Apr
8
Service
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory
900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
Apr
8
Interment
Rosehill Cemetery
1300 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
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More often than not we tend to get caught up in many insignificant things. We are human and it happens. We tend to forget that we are only on this earth for such a short time. People are placed in our life for a reason and I can only imagine the number of people Paul knew. Paul's time with us was short but he certainly lived a full, accomplished life.

More importantly Paul had a gift for making people feel special. He was kind, a true gentleman and he was a good friend to many of us. I will miss him just knowing I won't run into him like I often did. What gives me comfort is knowing we will meet again. Until then fly high Paul. You are a forever gem!
Lisa Peercy
Friend
April 13, 2021
I was stunned to hear of Paul's passing. He and I both started at The Weather Channel in 1996, and we spent many an evening/early morning working together, then going out for coffee afterwards. He was a great communicator, and he had one of the best broadcasting voices I'd ever heard. Paul knew _everybody_ - his degrees of separation number was somewhere just above 3. He loved to travel, but his roots were forever planted deep in Kentucky soil. Farewell, my friend.
Warren Madden
Friend
April 10, 2021
I am still numb with disbelief that my friend and mentor, Paul Emmick, is gone. He along with Mike Maguire are the two people who most inspired me to pursue a career in broadcast meteorology. I first met Paul when I was ten years old. He was working at WSTO/WVJS at the time. He was still just a teenager but had an incredible voice - and maturity - beyond his years. I listened to him regularly on the weekends, following his career as he transitioned over to television on WEHT. His poise and on-air style impressed me; I knew he was destined for big things. I got to know him better as a teenager when he was dating a girl from my hometown (Sorgho) and showing regularly at St. Mary Magdalene Church's picnic along with Red Saltzman's political picnic every summer. It was no surprise to me when he landed a gig at The Weather Channel. While he was there, I was in college at WKU, learning the ropes of broadcasting and meteorology, all the while keeping in touch with Paul, as he offered his feedback and advice. Once I graduated college and landed in the industry, I would see Paul regularly at seminars and conferences. I will always treasure our conversations, many of which will filled with big laughs. He was smooth as silk on air, and a class act both on AND off it. Thank you, Paul, for being a mentor and a friend. I will miss you.
Shane Holinde
Friend
April 8, 2021
I was so sorry to hear about Paul's death. He was one of my first friends when I moved to Owensboro. I worked with him at WSTO/WVJS. Paul brought me a Christmas tree and ornaments for my apartment dressed as Santa the first year I was in Owensboro. He had been Santa at the parade. I still place the ornaments on my tree every year. Paul was a sweet person with extreme talent and most of all a good friend! Paul will be missed!
Collette Carter
Friend
April 8, 2021
Oh, my dear, dear friend Paul Emmick has gone home. A bit of my heart is gone. How much I will miss our long and winding conversations from weather to legal things to magic, to farms to horses....things we both loved. Here we are in 1986 in the Cable 2 lunchroom in Owensboro. Paul loved this picture, more so when we got older because we were both thinner at the time! What fun times we had from pool parties at Kris Chapman's house to adventures at weather conferences and Poynter, joining the WDRB weather team and then going through and sharing the death of both of our parents as well as family misadventures. You lived a full and adventurous life. i recall your hearty laugh and willingness to forgive. I can see you flying down Audubon Parkway to Henderson, blow drying your hair and brushing your teeth in the car in order to make your show time. Always busy, always helping others and above all, always trying to find the humor in a situation. We shared a dry sense of humor and an eye for the sublime. The world is lessened without you in it. Keep a look out for all of us here, my dear friend. We need good forecasts from up above. I know you are there. Heaven needed a good all-around man. Kentucky and Owensboro have lost a true native son. I will always miss you and will never be able to go to Colbys again.
Tammy Garrison
Friend
April 8, 2021
After leaving Owensboro in the mid 80's Paul always reminded of Owensboro when i would watch him on the Weather Channel. Our prayers are with you in these times of sorrow
Jeff Martin
Friend
April 8, 2021
The Best Man in my wedding and one of the greatest friends of my life. Love you my man!
Chris Stovall
Friend
April 8, 2021
First met Paul when he joined a Junior Achievement company as a sophomore in high school. He was an outstanding member of the JA radio company all three years. He was instrumental in putting the music together for our Future Unlimited Banquet slide shows. He also was the emcee for the National JuniorAchievement Talent Show. Always so friendly & beaming smile with his deep voice Howdy! Amazing man and will be missed by some many! So sorry that we are out of town, but we will be praying for him & his family of friends!
John & Rose Meister
Friend
April 8, 2021
So sorry to hear Of the passing of such a great Weatherman, my parents, Aunt and I enjoyed watching him on Fox 41 in Louisville, KY. Gone way too soon God Bless his family and friends!!!!
michele thomas
April 8, 2021
May you now enjoy sunny skies every day in heaven, Paul. Your Fan - John Trout former WSTO co-worker and fellow Meteorologist.
John Trout
Coworker
April 8, 2021
Paul was a wonderful friend to everyone who got to know him at the annual Winter Carnival of Magic convention. Always had a smile, a great story, and a laugh that filled the room. He will be missed by everyone in the magic community. My deepest condolences to his family.
Alan Fisher
Friend
April 7, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to Paul's friends and family.
Mark Cambron
Friend
April 7, 2021
My deepest condolences
Kristi Keoughan
Friend
April 6, 2021
I knew Paul thru the Brizendine family and the magic community. He would visit ou local magic dove magic shop when in town. My son is a magician and always enjoyed meeting anyone who knew and loved magic. We would also see Paul and Bob at magic conventions. Paul was kind, funny and full of talent.
My son and I were lucky to know him. He will be missed.
To his family and friends, may the beautiful, fun filled memories help ease your pain as you navigate this difficult and sad time. Peace be with you
Janean Knight
Friend
April 6, 2021
Thanks for your work.Job well done!
Robert Mason
Acquaintance
April 6, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Paul during his tenure at WDRB. He was a great person and friend and will truly be missed.
Drew Hinkle
Coworker
April 6, 2021
My deepest condolences to Paul's family. He was a wonderful man who I got to know through magic. His humor and friendship will be missed at the various magic conventions he routinely attended. They just won't be the same without his smiling face.
Alan Fisher
Friend
April 6, 2021
Mike and I thought highly of Paul! He was such a caring , thoughtful person!
Betty n mike Libs
Friend
April 6, 2021
Jimmy and Nelda-I am so sorry for this sudden loss. I use to babysit Paul, and Roy and Ann were my favorite uncle and aunt. Janet (Vickers) Metzger. Franklin, KY
Janet Metzger
Family
April 6, 2021
I'm am so sorry to hear that the world has lost Paul, I worked with him at The Weather Channel for many years and he always had a smile on his face.
Angelina Mancuso
Coworker
April 6, 2021
I am so sad to hear of Paul's passing . He was a wonderful friend and one of the friendliest people I had ever met . We attended church together at Southsude in Owensboro ,Daviess County High together and Western Kentucky University. Saw him last year and talked for nearly an hour in Walmart :-) so thankful for that one last conversation with the best person in the world to talk to. He will be greatly missed - my deepest sympathy and prayers .
Sherri Cox
Friend
April 6, 2021
Paul is responsible for getting me into magic. I was doing the noon news show with him, and wanted him to speak at a seminar I was hosting about weather trends for gardeners. He showed up...and talked about weather using MAGIC! He got me hooked on using magic to teach environmental concepts, which I did for over 20 years. Paul was a fantastic person, and he will be missed.
Larry Caplan
Friend
April 6, 2021
I remember Paul from back in the days of wbkr radio.
He was a great person with a great personality. He will be truly missed. Prayers for your family
Clay Basham
Friend
April 6, 2021
I am shocked and saddened at the loss of this good man. Paul and I worked together at WDRB and I dearly loved him. I'm so very sorry for the world's loss but particularly for those who loved him most.
Tara Bassett
Coworker
April 6, 2021
Paul was such a gem. He was kind and so easy to be around. His huge smile and bright light will be what I will always remember him for. God Speed Paul. ❤
Laura Sheffer
Friend
April 6, 2021
I'm so sad to find this out. Paul was a wonderful, happy and gregarious person on the air and off the air. I got Paul his first job at WEHT-TV in April 1986 when he was just 20. Prior to that, while just a teenager, he had come to me several times for tips and to show me his resume tapes doing weather at Cable 2 in Owensboro. I was totally blown away that a teenager was so skilled already. He didn't have much weather training yet but had on air radio experience at WSTO in Owensboro and Cable 2. At WEHT, in early 1986, our weekend weather guy just quit with no notice. The next day, at our news department meeting, news director Jon Ester was telling us about him quitting and I said "I know the perfect guy to be our new weekend weatherman!" I called Paul's mom in Owensboro and we set up a job interview the next morning and Jon Ester immediately recognized his talent too. Paul started the next weekend and did that job for over 7 years.....until August 1993, when he left to go to Cooley Law school in Lansing MI. During that time, I was blessed to know Paul and would come in sometimes on weekends to help him or consult with him on his forecasts. 2 most notable Saturdays were: The January 7, 1989 Allendale IL tornado and the June 2, 1990 Petersburgh tornado. We were on the air with crawls and warnings before the other stations had any idea of what was going on. Off the air, he was always a very polite, sweet, respectful and positive man that loved people and was a gifted communicator on radio, tv and performing magic. He had mastered enunciating and pronouncing words (like I still can't do) at a very young age......which is how he broke into radio as a DJ at WSTO when he was only 14 years old. He did alot of voice over work too because of this gift and at one point was going to start his own business in that field. We will miss you Paul!
Mike Maguire
Coworker
April 6, 2021
Paul, we never knew we had a void in our life until we met you over the years, so many I have lost count.... You were a terrific son to your parents, became friends with so many people, one loses count. Paul I never met another person in my life with so many many talents, more talent than we have space for here. We saw each other several times every year you were in Owensboro. Saw you more when you were busy taking care of your parents needs. Our most general place to meet was Cracker Barrel. I know you will continue to stay busy in your Eternal Rest. God must have needed you for some special work. I shall forever miss you and your beautiful smiley face. Joe & I will forever miss you and pray we see you again one day. XOXO, Joe & Lana
Lana Laney
Friend
April 7, 2021
So Very Very sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He was a tremendous person, very genuine. I worked with him for several years at WEHT. What a wonderful personable guy. My Condolences to the family
Marc Robbins
Coworker
April 6, 2021
So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person who had a personality larger then life and a heart to match. His voice was like no other and his life time stories were always enjoyable to hear. He brought joy to whoever knew him. May Paul RIP
Cindy Heep
Friend
April 6, 2021
Paul was a very caring, wonderful, funny, and special man. I remember meeting him in Junior Achievement. Of course, our company was a radio show! I also remember many years later listening to the weather channel and hearing his voice immediately knowing who it was before ever seeing him. Our last conversation was on fb, and we talked about taking care of our parents. He holds a special place in my heart and memories.
Tracy Smith Mulvenon
Friend
April 6, 2021
I worked with Paul at The Weather Channel, and we kept in touch after he left. I will miss his smile, his warmth, his kindness and our talks about everything and nothing.
Michelle Birnbaum
Friend
April 7, 2021
" I was saddened and shocked to see the passing of Paul and wanted to express my condolences to the family. Paul was a very talented individual who loved what he did in his profession and was extremely good at it. All are in my thought's and prayer's.
Larry Boswell
Acquaintance
April 7, 2021
My sincere condolences to Paul's family over this incredible loss. I worked with Paul for several years at The Weather Channel. He was always kind, professional, smart, and a gifted and hilarious conversationalist. It seemed he knew everyone and remembered everybody's name. Over the past few years we kept in touch and he advised me on getting into the voice-over business. (What a velvet voice he had!) I am thankful for having known him and grateful for his wisdom and encouragement.
Nick Walker
Friend
April 7, 2021
I watched Paul do the weather at WEHT and on the Weather Channel and he was excellent! I also got to know him in a graduate class at WKU and he was a great and fun person to work with on a group project. Sincerest condolences to his family in their sad and tragic loss. Bob Glenn
Bob Glenn
Friend
April 7, 2021
I worked with Paul in the late 90's at the Weather Channel. I remember, every time I saw him, he was smiling. He had a warm caring smile. He didn't talk much, but when he spoke, his tone was smooth, calm and pleasant and his words were kind, positive and encouraging. I'm reminded of Dr Maya Angelou's saying It's not what people say or do, but how they make you feel. It was always a pleasure to work with Paul as I always felt his kind gentle spirit.

~RIP Paul
Condolences to the family.
Vivian Brown
Coworker
April 7, 2021
Paul always had a smile on his face! He always had a great story to tell. We will miss him.
Fifth Third Bank Downtown
April 7, 2021
So sorry for the loss of Paul. It's really a shock. He was a great meteorologist. I watched him on the weather channel and WDRB TV in Louisville. Rest in Peace Paul. You will be missed.
Brian Samuels
Acquaintance
April 7, 2021
It was always great to see Paul when we were involve with statewide politics. When he moved to Louisville, we were happy to see him on television. So sorry for your loss. He will be missef
Andrea and Jeff Derouen
Friend
April 7, 2021
Remember him well from going to church with him, but also on radio, and TV! Thoughts and prayers for the family!
Tony Jenkins
Family Friend
April 7, 2021
I've known Paul since his early days in Owensboro where I first met him doing magic at an event along the riverfront. Years later, we worked together in Evansville, and met up to hang out while he was working in Indianapolis. Over the years, we would touch base on social media and would have some wonderful conversations. I will miss him. RIP my friend.
Jennifer Birge
Friend
April 7, 2021
Paul was an amazing person.i have known him since the 90,S.his voice was very good for both radio and television Paul was a very talented person.He will be missed greatly.I have not seen Paul in years.my sympathy and prayers for the family
Bonnie Jackson
Friend
April 7, 2021
We met Paul in his younger years at a magic program he was performing at the local library in Owensboro, KY. Because of Paul, our son became fascinated with learning magic. Paul was a kind and respectful young man. He made you feel like he was part of your family. We were so excited and proud to see him on the National Weather Channel! Too young to be gone from this earth. Prayers for his loved ones.
Judy & Chuck Carver
Friend
April 7, 2021
Rest in Peace Old Friend.
george blackburn
Friend
April 7, 2021
Edward and Becky Ripley, Magic friends from IBM, Ring 58. (Smoky Mountain Mystics). We will miss you, old friend.
Ed Ripley
Friend
April 7, 2021
Paul was such a great guy. I met him at DCHS in band and instantly became friends. We continued our friendship and I began to assist him in learning magic. He bloomed in that and became a great magician. We lost track of each other but on occasion our paths would cross and it was like we never missed a beat.RIP brother.
Tim Hudnall
Friend
April 7, 2021
I worked with Paul at WEHT back in 1992. We stayed friends throughout the years, though i haven't spoken to him for a while. Paul was a great guy with an infectious personality. I am sad to hear of his passing and send my heartfelt condolences to his family. He was one of the good guys in the broadcasting profession.
Chad Sandwell
Friend
April 7, 2021
I am so sad....I can´t believe you aren´t here shining your vibrant light wherever you go and your beautiful voice for all of us to hear. RIP my friend. You will be missed!
Kim Laney Marsh
April 6, 2021