John W. Paisley

October 11, 1979 - July 17, 2016 Landenberg, PA | Age 36 Loving Husband, Father, Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew and Friend.

JOHN W. PAISLEY, age 36, of Landenberg, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was the husband of Melissa Mehlbaum Paisley, with whom he shared 10 years of marriage.
Born in Tyler, Texas, he was the son of Rev. Marvin L. Paisley and Marcia Kaufman Paisley.
John was a devoted father and husband, gifted with tremendous talent in photography, videography, culinary arts, and many other artistic endeavors. He enjoyed sharing his great love of nature and the outdoors with family and friends, and spent many hours hunting, fishing, and working on the family’s farm. He had a special passion for antique cars, especially his prized 1955 Chevrolet Belair. He was invaluable for many years with his meticulous preparation of antique carriages showing at the Devon Horse Show.
He enjoyed Bible study and was an encouragement to others in their daily struggles and walk with the Lord.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his daughter, Kailynn M. Paisley, aged 9, and son Tyler M. Paisley, aged 5; his sister Judith Paisley Barnes, and his grandmother Ollie Paisley.
You are invited to visit with John’s family and friends from 9:00 to 11:00 on Friday morning, July 22, 2016 at the Oxford Church of the Nazarene, 116 E. Locust Street, Oxford, PA 19363. His funeral service will follow at 11:00 . Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to help defray the cost of funeral expenses to Melissa Paisley, Box 382, Landenberg, PA 19350.
Online line condolences may be made by visiting
Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Melissa Paisley to help defray the cost of funeral expenses.

Melissa Paisley
Box 382
Landenberg, PA 19350.


Funeral Service

July 22, 2016 9:00-11:00 Oxford Church of the Nazarene
116 E. Locust Street
Oxford, PA 19363

Funeral Service

July 22, 2016 11:00 Oxford Church of the Nazarene
116 E. Locust Street
Oxford, PA 19363


July 22, 2016 Following the Funeral service Union Hill Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Dear Melissa and the Entire Paisley Family,

    Since John, Melissa, and your Dear children and Grandchildren Kailynn and Tyler moved away from Oxford, I have felt an emptiness and longing to see you all. We went our separate ways after more than five years of being next door neighbors and Friends. At this moment, I am completely shocked and saddened to find out His Loving Family has suffered this terrible loss.

    John was a Friend to me, who I Loved like a Brother. We had our ups and downs like All close relationships do. I know we needed Healing from past differences, even so, I have Never stopped thinking of Him, His Loving wife Melissa and their Beautiful Children Kailynn and Tyler.

    Today, as I have done from time to time, I was on-line and looked Him up to see if might find some news of the Family after falling out of touch.
    The news I found, left me feeling completely shocked and Very Sad.

    To Melissa, Kailynn, Tyler, Marvin, Judy, Marcia, Ollie, Judy, and John: I am So Very, Very Sorry for your Loss.

    I Loved John like a Brother, He was such a Good Man. I know we had our ups and downs, but we had Many, many Good times together….we were inseparable for a long time… He taught me Patience, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Generosity, To “Love thy neighbor”. We fished, hung out, and talked for Hours, almost Always coming back to the Lord and his Faithfulness. We planted and tended a Wonderful Garden together. He taught me to persevere in Hard times. He had a profound effect on my life. A Good one, that I will never forget as Long as I Live!

    My Heart is Heavy, and tears are streaming, but I know He Is at Peace, Home with the Lord.

    May “the Lord Bless and Keep you” ……Paisley’s. I am so Sorry for Your Loss…..Mark

    Mark Perry | September 28, 2016 at 5:06 PM
  2. Marvin and family
    There are no words to express the loss of your son and brother and grandson. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

    Emerson and Brenda Wells | July 22, 2016 at 6:36 AM
  3. Dear john,
    I hate that at this time i am in another state and unable to be there to say goodbye to not just a dear friend but my brother. I am still in shock and confussion. You and I have had many many talks and you were my main supporter in sobriety. I know God took you for his own reasons but I will miss you and so will Skylar. Her little heart is broken for Kay-Kay, Tyler, and Melissa. God bless your family and I pray you look down on all of us here grieving for you and help us through this heartbreaking tragity. We love you to the moon and back and will miss you every single day… take care my dear friend and brother… love always Bobbie

    BOBBIE FELTNER | July 20, 2016 at 6:24 PM
  4. Marvin,
    There are no words to give to take away the pain. So we trust in God to comfort you and the family during this difficult time. Please know that we love you and pray for you each day. John was a wonderful man and will be truly missed.

    Ruby & Daphne Lopatin

    Ruby & Daphne Lopatin | July 20, 2016 at 6:29 AM
  5. Marvin, I am so sorry to learn of your son’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you and all your family

    Fay and Pat Eller | July 19, 2016 at 3:45 PM
  6. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. John had a kind heart, loved his family, and enjoyed helping others. I always enjoyed my conversations with him at the barn. He talked about life and his struggles, but always seemed optimistic about the future and that God would guide his way. May John now find peace and may God bless his adorable children and family.

    Linda | July 19, 2016 at 1:33 PM
  7. We all wish we could understand events like this. But we now, more than ever, need to turn to our Lord and friend and family for comfort and support. I am praying that you, Melissa and your family find that as you work through these difficult days.

    Ralph Paisley | July 19, 2016 at 11:59 AM
  8. We are so sorry for the loss of Your family member. May you all remember the good times and memories that were made over the years and celebrate his life and all his accomplishments. May his children be blessed with everyone in their lives that can bring memories of their father and continue his legacy. Peace and love to all from the Fogelman Family. 🙏🏻

    Shelley Fogelman | July 18, 2016 at 11:05 PM
  9. Sometimes it feels like we are sitting on a beach in St. thomas talking about life, taking fun pictures on the farm or On the streets of downtown Delaware. We had such a connection and you became one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I know your are in a better place now just be sure to look after us until we get to meet again. We all loved you so much! Catch you on the flip side!

    Samantha Hamil | July 18, 2016 at 8:25 PM
  10. John brother I still can’t believe it man you where and are like a brother to me and a uncle to my kids you and liss where there for me when I had no one you where the best fishing buddy you where always there when I needed to vent you where the best man at my wedding I love you brother rest easy man gone but never ever will you be forgotten R.I.P

    J.R. McIntyre | July 18, 2016 at 7:24 PM
  11. I saw John several months ago. I hadn’t seen him since high school, where we played in the band together. He was just as kind and warm as I remembered him…actually even more so. May angels lead him in. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and children during this difficult time.

    Courtney Michener | July 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM
  12. We love you John, and are trusting that the Father in heaven is loving on you now. I’m thankful for you looking to Jesus for your help while here! Praying for all the family in this sad time.

    Cindy Zelenak | July 18, 2016 at 5:19 PM
  13. John was such an amazing man! He was there for me at a time that no one else was. I was able to share with him and being the kind hearted man he was, he opened the bible, and shared with me. he will be missed. He will be very missed.

    Jennifer Harper | July 18, 2016 at 4:38 PM
  14. John you will be missed. You helped me a lot in my darkest hours and thankful to meet you and have you help me. Lost but never forgotten.

    Jerrod Conner | July 18, 2016 at 4:34 PM
  15. Missy I so sorry, if there is anything I can do please let me know.

    Gregory Hall | July 18, 2016 at 4:30 PM
  16. i still cant believe your gone bro u was like a brother to me man i love ya bro and you will always be missed

    jack lawrence busby | July 18, 2016 at 4:28 PM

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