Paul Byron Horsey

May 25, 1922May 7, 2014


The family, friends and associates mourn the death on May 7, 2014 of Paul B. Horsey, Sr., 91, at the Rex Rehab Center in Apex, NC. He was a former resident of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware and then the Northern Virginia/ Washington DC Metro Area, where he had numerous retail furniture, decorator and waterbed stores trading as William's Wayside Furniture. Paul was born in Denton, MD, May 25, 1922 to Grace Hubbard Horsey and Edward Pennington Horsey.

Paul graduated from Bridgeville, DE High School and immediately went to work for DuPont Nylon Plant and then was drafted into the US Army Medical Administrative Section. Upon returning home, he completed two years Business Training at Beacom College, then started a career in retail furniture with Scott's Furniture in Bridgeville, DE. In 1957, Paul left Delaware for Virginia where he continued his 50 year career in the furniture business by owning and operating furniture stores in Triangle, Woodbridge, Springfield and Alexandria. After his son Paul, Jr. decided to enter a new career, they closed out the last store in 2002. Paul, Sr. and his wife Mary Ann then retired to Daytona Beach Shores, FL where they had owned numerous condos since 1975. Paul is survived by his daughter, Lynn Eddington Horsey McDaniel and her husband Stewart of Wilmington, NC; three granddaughters, Erin & husband Rev. Tim Catlett of Holly Springs, NC; Fallon & husband Jesse Morga of Apex, NC and Leigh Anne & husband Patrick Costello of Woodbridge, VA.; and one grandson, Paul B. Horsey, III and wife Candice. He also leaves six great grandchildren, Breanna, Coleman, Kaydence, Campbell, Harper and Ava. Paul was predeceased by his son Paul B. Horsey, Jr. in 2006 and by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann Eddington Horsey in 2011. Paul was a 50+ year member of both the Hiriam Lodge AM&PM Mason, Seaford, DE and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, a Charter Member of Nur Temple Shriner of Delaware, Past President of the Southern Home Furnishings Association, a past winner and a member of the committee for the Willis Award of the SHFA, was on the Executive Committee of the National Home Furnishings Association, past member of the American Legion, the Kiwanis International, the Lions International, past president of the Veteran's and Businessman's Club of Daytona Beach, FL., a member of the Halifax Yacht Club in Daytona Beach for 20 years and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Port Orange, FL. A Memorial Service will be held at the Apex United Methodist Church in Apex, NC on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in his honor. Condolences may be sent to


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Patsy F Pospisil

January 16, 2015

Horsey family, Paul was the rock for Mary Ann and the entire family. He held on to his independence and it was so important to him, staying in Daytona. Now he is at rest. You have very strong examples to live up to in your parents and grandparents, they did their very best for you always and were wonderful friends. They are in my memory with Love and admiration. .

May 23, 2014


Dorothy French

May 12, 2014

My love and prayers for the family of Paul. He and Mary Ann visited at my ranch home in Western South Dakota and I always enjoyed his letters.
God Bless.

Aunt Dot (Dorothy French)

Cathy Timmons

May 12, 2014

Paul and Mary Ann visited our ranch in South Dakota after Paul Jr. and my sister Connie were married. They were a very loving couple. I enjoyed their stories of work and family and was very happy for my sister to be a part of their lives. They were very kind to her as Paul Jr.'s wife and especially as his widow. I am sorry for his passing . I know Connie will miss him .

allen tate

May 12, 2014

rest in peace Mr horsey

Donna Bares

May 12, 2014

We send our deepest sympathy in Paul's passing. He was a wonderful man and we enjoyed corresponding with him before and after Paul Jr. and Mary Ann's passing. We met and enjoyed he and Mary Ann's visit to our cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota when they came to visit Paul Jr. They enjoyed receiving homemade jellies and fresh honey from our area. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Jim and Donna Bares, Sturgis, SD (Paul Jr.'s sister-in-law)

May 9, 2014

Please accept this heartfelt condolence from all Paul's friends at the Yacht Club. Paul will be missed by those who had the privilege of knowing him as a friend. Please know the family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Halifax River Yacht Club
Daytona Beach, Florida

Pastor Tom

May 8, 2014

Paul will be greatly missed at First United Methodist Church of Port Orange. He was a kind, unassuming, gentle man and loved the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you in his passing.

Kim Rivera

May 8, 2014

Such an amazing Man who has touched so many lives with his caring and loving ways. We will cherish the great memories we have shared together with Paul. Our condolences to the family. He will truly be missed. God Bless him. Love the Rivera family.