Former On-Air Personality Dies from Gunshot Wound

Paul Draisey, 55, passed away on Monday, April 16. Visitation hours are planned for this Thursday.

Paul Draisey, of Middleburg, has died at the age of 55. He was best known as a radio personality for WAGE radio, according to an article on Loudoun Times-Mirror.

He passed away at Fairfax Hospital on April 16 as a result of a gunshot wound. The sheriff's office is continuing an on-going investigation, however according to the online news source, foul play is not suspected

Draisey was well known in the local area as a popular on-air personality for Loudoun's former radio station. He made his first on-air appearance at age 10 where he spent his time reading weather reports. He became a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School and Virginia Commonwealth University, prior to continuing his on-air career. 

Draisey may have been most memorable for his work on the afternoon shift with “The Drive Home with Paul Draisey,” where his voice became instantly recognizable amongst Loudouners.

He left the station in 2007 prior to it closing in 2009. Since then, he worked in insurance, public relations and devoted himself to volunteer work, according to the Times.

Draisey is survived by wife Donna and three children, Brad Draisey, Kyle Draisey and Kristen Stennett.

Visitation is planned for Thursday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Royston Funeral Home in Middleburg. Interment is planned for the following day at Middleburg Memorial Cemetary at 1 p.m.

To learn more, visit Loudoun Times-Mirror.


Lori April 20, 2012 at 01:47 AM
I met Mr. Draisey when my son went to Freedom HS..He was the nicest, kindest good person I have ever known. He was always making me laugh and he always told me what a good son I had..I just saw him at the Middleburg parade at Christmas. He was teasing me about parking at the Safeway to watch the parade..My heart aches for him tonight..I hope you are at peace..You will be missed..We love you! Lori and Ryan Van Sickel


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