Paul Davis Embler

October 25, 1925November 27, 2018

Thomasville, NC

Paul Davis “PD” Embler, 93, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton.

“PD” was born in Davidson County on October 25, 1925 a son to Ray McKinley Embler and Fay Stout Embler. He owned and operated Embler’s Greenhouse, was a member of Colonial Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and a World War II Merchant Marine veteran. He was married to Helen Johnson Embler who preceded him in death in 2004. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Ricky and Randy Embler; daughter, Becky Rorex; and grandson, Corey Embler.

Surviving are two sons, Rusty Embler and wife Debbie, Paul Baldwin and wife Jan; sister, Nancy Patterson; four grandchildren, Ray Embler and wife Lora, Drew Rorex and wife Jenn, Matthew Rorex, Shauna Jarrett and husband Travis; and four great grandchildren.

A funeral service will held 2:00 pm Friday at Colonial Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Jarvis and Drew Rorex officiating. Interment will follow with full military honors at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Thomasville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Ray McKinley Embler, Father
  • Fay Stout Embler, Mother
  • Helen Johnson Embler, Wife
  • Becky Rorex, Daughter
  • Ricky Embler, Son
  • Randy Embler, Son
  • Corey Embler, Grandson
  • Rusty and wife, Debbie Embler, Son
  • Paul and wife, Jan Baldwin, Son
  • Nancy Patterson, Sister
  • Ray and wife, Lora Embler, Grandson
  • Drew and wife, Jenn Rorex, Grandson
  • Matthew Rorex, Grandson
  • Shauna and husband, Travis Jarrett, Granddaughter
  • Mr. Embler is also survived by four great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 30, 2018

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Tiffany Younts

December 7, 2018

I really miss seeing P.D at the nursing home it is not the same. Hope everyone in the family is doing good. I miss his loving, smiling self. He was a easy person to love. Tiffany