Paul Edward Holland

Friday, August 23, 2019

Paul Edward Holland, 76, formerly of the Sheldon and Nevada area passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Granby House, in Granby, Mo. He was born Sept. 12, 1942, in Nevada, to Paul Edwin and Nora Alline (Beshore) Holland.

Paul attended Sheldon High School. He married Joyce Liter and they had a son, Rick Holland. In Paul’s early years he worked in uranium and coal mines in New Mexico. Later, he graduated from barber school and was a barber in the Joplin area.

Paul later married Virginia “Ginny” Gillis and he became stepfather to Todd England. Ginny and Paul had a son, Brent Holland.

Paul was a construction superintendent for the Judy Co. and Corp of Engineers and worked on multiple projects including Crown Center in Kansas City and Exxon Colony Oil Shale. Upon returning to the Sheldon area, Paul owned and operated his own dozer service. Later he worked alongside his brother driving over road trucks until health complications caused him to stop.

Paul was a longtime member of the Eagle Lodges. He will be deeply missed for his outgoing ways. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, and hunting with family and friends.

Paul is survived by his three sons, Rick Holland, Todd England, and Brent Holland; Ginny; a sister, Darlene Doolin; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul and Nora Alline Holland, Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie Holland; and his sister, Pauline Geyer.

Committal services will be held at 10 a.m.,Saturday, Aug. 24, at Sheldon Cemetery with nephew, Pastor Dan Doolin officiating.

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