Paul E. Holman, age 85, passed away at 9:30 pm Friday, June 13, 2014, at VIP Manor in Wood River, IL.
He was born November 9, 1928, in Thebes, IL, the son of Amos & Myrtle (Coursey) Holman.
He married Lillian (Porter) Holman on April 23, 1955; she passed on December 21, 2013.
Paul was employed at Owens IL Glass in the Mold Repair Department for 32 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Brown St. Baptist Church in Alton. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Paul is survived by his five children and their spouses, Twila Stroup-Holman, Aune Batson, Paul B. and Mary Holman, Pamela Compagno, and Phillip and Diane Holman; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Roger and Kim Bassman, Kathy Bassman, Carol and Mike Jones, Amy and Kirk Krabbe, Marci Bass, Jill Santo, Mike Compagno; and eleven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:00 am at Valhalla Memorial Park.
Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton are in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com