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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Paul Michael Guinn

May 15, 1974July 28, 2020

It is with deepest sorrow we announce the unexpected passing of Paul Michael Guinn, age 46. Our most beloved son, brother, father, uncle, family member and friend, Paul, who loved so many and was loved by so many more, left this earth on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Those who knew Paul, even ever so slightly, lost a shining light in their lives, however all of us are the brighter, the richer, and the better for having him in ours.

Cherished son of Robert “Bobby” and Ardeen Guinn of Cypress, Texas, as well as beloved brothers, Robert “Robby” Guinn of McAllen, Texas and Lane, with wife Jessica, Guinn of Cypress, Texas will miss Paul every day. He will also be missed by his loving extended family members and many, many great friends.

Survived also by his spouse, Micaela M. Guinn of Austin, Texas and his three adoring sons Jonathan “Meade”, Huck and Crawford, all of Austin, Texas; Paul will be remembered as the loving and proud father he was.

Paul Michael Guinn was born on the 15th of May in College Station, Texas in 1974. He grew up in Donna, Texas where he played fullback for the Donna Redskins Football Team throughout his high school career. After graduating from Donna High, Paul headed north to pursue a degree at Texas A&M University in College Station, the place of his birth. While studying at A&M Paul received an invitation to become a Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) and in this fraternity he sincerely found additional “brothers.” Paul was a true friend to his friends—ready and willing to give them the shirt off his back, especially on nights he and a friend or two would attend an 80s speed metal band concert.

Paul received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in the Spring of 1996 and then went off to Lubbock, Texas where he received his J.D. in 1999 from Texas Tech School of Law. Paul worked at a few different law firms in different cities over the years from Weslaco to Houston to Austin. He even did a stint as a “Pet Detective” when he worked for the Veterinary Board for the State of Texas. At the time of his death he was working as an attorney for Netspend in Austin, Texas.

He remained an avid Aggie Sports fan, always enthusiastic and always speaking his mind. Paul loved his boys and treasured each moment with them. He loved taking them fishing and cheering them on at their various games and activities. He also loved watching football games with his boys. Most nights he relished in fatherhood as he gave baths, read books and put the boys to bed.

It is not known if a service will be held in Austin, however there will be a celebration of Paul’s life in Donna, Texas with the date TBD. Paul cared about people in the purest way. He loved them for who they were and because he wished the best for them, without guile and without asking anything in return.

In lieu of flowers, those who may choose to give a gift in honor of Paul are asked to make a donation to:

Friends of Big Bend National Park https://bigbendfriends.org

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Jay Anderson

August 7, 2020

Hey Pablo.. Jay Bird!!! .. What’s up man?.. Ah, The old familiar phone calls, and always how good it was to talk to you. Man! I’m Gonna miss you buddy!! God took an amazing guy back home to heaven, and a great friend. A friend that no matter how much time has passed, you pick right back up like you haven't missed a beat when you finally get to hang out. You just don’t get many of those friends in life. I can’t even describe the generosity and smiling happy spirit you had, and it seemed you never met a stranger. You had that something special everyone loved. We had some great times throughout college and kept it going when we came to Austin - laughing was never in short supply. It’s a tough blow to think it’s all come to an end, but your spirit and memory will live on. I'm sure everyone reading this feels the same way. Love ya buddy and I’ll see ya again someday.
-Jaybird

Rolando Rodriguez

August 7, 2020

I would like to remember Paul when we saw each other a few months ago and we talked about the great moments remembering our high school days. We both showed a picture of our kids and I told him I was so happy for him as we both were experiencing fatherhood and how great it was. He was a man with a big heart and he will be missed.. My condolences to the Guinn family and I am so sorry for their loss. May you RIP brother! Class of '92.

Melvin Carpenter

August 7, 2020

Ardeen (and family), Very sad to hear of your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Not much we can say to help, but wanted you to know that we are thinking about you and are remembering you all in our prayers that the Lord will comfort you. Sorry I have not kept in closer touch. It was great to see you at the San Antonio reunion. Looking forward to seeing you again. Please take care.

Melvin & Elaine Carpenter
Veda & Junior Carpenter
Michael Carpenter

Kay Marley-Dilworth

August 5, 2020

My heart goes out to Paul's family and friends, most especially his sons. Paul was one of a kind, the sort of person that once you've met him, is not easily forgotten - a unique soul. It was my pleasure to work with him in our small law firm. Paul was there when you needed a friend, and always championed the underdog. He loved to debate politics with us, laughing gleefully when we couldn't shake his stance, which he'd doggedly defend. Paul shared his love of UFO stories and other unexplained phenomena/conspiracies, introduced me to Swedish metal bands, and was there for my first Iron Maiden concert, a milestone event for hard rock music fans. Paul excelled at being a friend, was always up for adventure, and saw music as an essential component of life. He believed in giving support to those who needed it, and espoused kindness. I'm certain many feel this way, but my life was enriched for having known him. He has permanently influenced my world for the better. I hope his family can gain some measure of comfort knowing that Paul has left a lasting legacy of love and laughter.

Jesse I. Casiano

August 4, 2020

To Mr. And Mrs. Guinn, Robbie, Lane and Paul's Sons. I give you my most sincere condolences. I will always remember Paul's humble heart and his genuine kind spirit. Paul always made me feel accepted to a new crowd I befriended back in jr. high and gave me encouraging words when i struggled to keep up with the rest in athletics. And through our high school years he was the same. Even though I was not in all the cool gifted and talented classes Paul always extended an invite to me. After high school told me not to be led astray by the "Nino Browns" of this world, as I had many friends. He was a special type of person anyone could approach. I remember sitting next to him in lunch and he would always put a lot of ketchup on his burgers and i would freak out, lol. I will miss you Paul 💔.
May our Lord give your family strength and peace in your hearts as the days pass without Paul. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Your friend, Jesse I. Casiano and daughters Valerie and Isabella Rae Casiano.
Rest easy Paul until we meet again.

Henry Vargas

August 4, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family & friends. Paul was good friend during our high school years and I have many fond memories with him. May he rest in eternal peace.

Judy & Vern Vincent

August 3, 2020

As you can see from all the heartfelt messages, many friends as are we are sharing in your sorrow and are expressing how much they care and love you in the your loss of your son, Paul.

Juan Cuevas

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace my brother. Words can't express what you mean to me and words can't express the pain we are going through. We will miss you but we will see you again.

Matthew Lott

August 3, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Guinn Family. Paul was a good friend to me, and an all around great guy. I will forever be thankful he was a part of my life.

Softly call the muster,
Let comrade answer, “Here!”
Their spirits hover ‘round us:
As if to bring us cheer!
Mark them "present" in our hearts,
We’ll meet some other day.
There is no Death, but Life Eterne
For heroes such as they!

Gig'em !!

Angel Yerena

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

So very, very sorry to hear about Paul’s passing.... I will forever remember him as a great friend and a kind soul. I was so saddened to hear he was no longer with us. I will always remember Paul for that smile and great friendship. My deepest condolences to the Guinn family. 🕊

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