Paul R. Nolan, age 73 of Greenville, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
Paul Ray, the son of Julius Gerald and Hazel Penninger Nolan, was born June 11, 1947 in Dekalb, Illinois. Paul grew up in Pittsburg and Mulberry Grove, Illinois. He attended the Mulberry Grove Schools and a year at Rankin College.
Paul served our country in the United States Navy. He enlisted on September 16, 1965 and was in basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. He served on the USS Essex November 1965, USS Okinawa January 1967, Vietnam April – December 1967, USS Tripoli June 1968 and USS Okinawa February 1969. Paul completed 14 support missions. He was honorably discharged September 15, 1969.
After the Navy, he lived in Centralia, Illinois and worked at Murray Center. In his most recent years, Paul moved to Greenville and was a truck driver in Mulberry Grove until his health issues in 2008.
He is the father of Denise and Gina, uncle to Mark Nolan, Jeff Nolan, Pam, Cathy, Kristi, Brittney and several other wonderful nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gerald Nolan, Jr. and Lyle Nolan and a nephew David.
There will be a celebration of Paul’s life at a later date. Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made online, www.donnellwiegand.com to help with funeral expenses. You may make donations under the crowdfunding link.