Paul P. Horney, Jr.

Died: January 1, 2021
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Horney, Paul P. Jr., age 87, passed away with his loved ones at his side on January 1, 2021. Paul was born to Paul Sr. and Ruth India Horney on June 16, 1933 in Lakewood, New Jersey. He spent his childhood in Jackson Heights, New York, moving to Royal Oak, Michigan for high school. He graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1951 and soon married Ernestine (Sheppard) in 1953.

Paul served for the United States Army from 1953-1955, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University in 1958, and had a successful career as Art Director for Detroit’s CBS affiliate – WJBK, Channel 2.

Upon retirement in 1995, Paul and Ernestine moved to Venice, Florida where they both resided the remainder of their years.  Paul loved to travel with his wife and family; was an award-winning graphic design / commercial artist; an avid golfer, often found running small leagues with friends and co-workers; a weekend home improvement specialist; and sports enthusiast – especially of the University of Michigan Wolverines.

Paul is survived by four of his five children:  Cheryl (the late George) Hall, Thomas (Vickie), Kathryn (Christopher) Parsons, and Teresa; his seven grandchildren Melissa, Jennifer, David, Candice, Tiffany, Shea, and Zoe; and fourteen great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his dear wife of 67 years, Ernestine (Sheppard), and his son Dennis.

Paul will be laid to rest at Venice Memorial Gardens, 1950 Center Road, Venice, Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or any charity of the donor’s choice.

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Died: January 1, 2021

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Bill and Pat Gallagher posted on 1/14/21

We met Paul and Ernestine in the Newcomers and almost instantly became part of his Pelican Point 19th Holers. A small part of that league is still in existence. Our sympathy to the entire family.


SUE posted on 1/9/21

So very sorry. I will miss our visits and long and funny conversations.


Candice posted on 1/9/21

Grandpa, I will always remember your hugs. I learned so much from you about life . The best memory I have is when you took Tiffany and I to your work at channel 2. You let us sit at the news anchors desk and we pretended to report news. You gave us some wonderful childhood memories. I was blessed to be loved by you. I love you so much grandpa! Xoxo


Becky posted on 1/9/21

Saying goodbye to our parents and family loved ones is something we expect to do but are never really prepared for. We always believe we’ll have more time. I’m so thankful to have spent an afternoon with him during our trip in 2018. It was important to me and we had a wonderful visit and conversation. The 20 plus years melted away as my Uncle Paul made me laugh sharing memories and stories. I will cherish that day always. Please know that while we are far apart, myself and my family are holding you close and love you all so much. May God bless you and give you peace.


Teresa posted on 1/7/21

Missing you.