Paul Crumpler (Mr. Paul) HollandApril 24, 1918 ~ November 22, 2017 (age 99)
Paul Crumpler Holland (Mr. Paul), 99, passed away at Southwood Nursing & Retirement Center on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 after a period of declining health.
A Funeral Service honoring the life and legacy of Mr. Paul will be held Saturday, November 25th 2017 at 2:00 pm at Clinton Community Church with Rev. Dwight Dunning and Rev. Kenneth White officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at Clinton Cemetery immediately following the service.
Born on April 24, 1918 in Turkey, Sampson County, Mr. Paul was the son of the late Arthur Braxton Holland and Lottie Clute Shipp Holland. He was a WWII Veteran, having served in the Pacific Theatre in the United States Navy aboard the USS Borie, which was the last destroyer to be hit by a Japanese Kamikaze plane in the war. Following his service to his country, Mr. Paul spent most of his life in the car industry, retiring as Sales Manager from Go Automotive in Clinton. He loved and served his church, Clinton Pentecostal Holiness, as a deacon and also enjoyed the game of golf on the senior circuit with his buddies. Mr. Paul never met a stranger and was a true witness to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He also had a special furry friend and companion, his Dachshund, “JoyBelle”.
He is survived by his beloved, Christian wife and best friend of 77 years, Doris Malpass Holland; son, Paul Holland, Jr. (Mickie) of Benson; daughter, Deborah Holland Byrd; son, James Braxton Holland (Melody); ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was loved by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Paul was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Patsy Holland Norris and all of his brothers and sisters: William, James and Fletcher Holland; Doris Best, Florine Hatchell, Jacqueline Carter and Ruth Grice.
The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 pm, in the church sanctuary; or immediately following burial, at the home of Bill and Cindy Nance, 609 Fox Lake Drive, Clinton.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Southwood Nursing & Retirement Center and Liberty Hospice for their compassionate care and kindness.
Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Holland Family.