Mr. Paul F. Hollingsworth of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away on May 18, 2022 at St Luke’s Hospital from heart failure.
Paul was born on January 15, 1963 in Waynesboro, PA, to James and Dorothea Nelson. He graduated from Augsburg High School in Germany. He was in the Marine Corps for 10 years. He served in Desert Storm as a Sniper. He worked as a Manager for a plumbing company. He was medically retired in 2008 due to his heart.
There was nothing that Paul could not fix or build. He spent a lot of time with his grandsons, showing them how to build and take items apart. He loved them dearly. His daughter, Brandi Sutton, was his pride and joy. He was so proud of her. He helped raise his niece, Samirha Ayala, who was very special to him. His little smudge. Paul had a very special bond with his parents, Doris and James Nelson, he loved them dearly.
He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He never met a stranger. Paul loved to collect guns and also worked with leather and made writing pens. His hands were never idle. Paul will be missed greatly by all of us. He was loved so much by each of us.
Paul was the love of his wife Lori’s life and she will love and miss him for the rest of her life and beyond.
Paul was preceded in death by his son, Curtis W. Shrewsbury, as well as his in-laws, WM and Beverly Shrewsbury.
Paul is survived by his wife, Lori J. Hollingsworth; his daughter, Brandi and Tim Sutton; his son, Michael Hollingsworth; his parents, Dorothea and James Nelson; his grandsons, Kaleb Bjornlie, Caeleb Sutton, Wyatt Sutton and great grandson, Connor Sutton; his niece, Samihra and Frankie Ayala and their daughter, Melissa Ayala; as well as other nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Adriana Sabatini. He had many friends who will miss him greatly!
Our Sincere Condolences
Lori, we are sending you and your family all our love and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss and Paul’s passing. Heaven was blessed with a wonderful soul who we know you will miss dearly .
Love & Prayer
Karen & Brian Kasselman
Uncle Paul met Aunt Lori when I was 18 and they got married. I had gone to live with my grandparents and Aunt Lori, Brandi & Curtis when I was seventeen. He traded his 81 Volkswagen scirocco for my 67 Volkswagen bug that was no longer driveable so I could get back and forth to work. He got me a job after I was let go at the bank at the same place I have been at for 28 years now Pronto General auto insurance. He was a great Uncle and will always be missed and loved.
My deepest sympathies to Lori and family. Nothing can replace the loss of Paul. He was a wonderful man! My thoughts and prayers for Lori and Paul’s family during this difficult time. May God bless Paul, Lori and the entire family!
Sending love and condolences to the Hollingsworth and Shrewsbury family. Paul was a wonderful man who loved his family. A true blessing to so many people. He is a part of so many of my childhood memories.
Elizabeth Irwin Hankins
So sorry for your loss Lori. May God bless you.
My deepest sympathy for Uncle Paul and Aunt Lori’s family. Paul was a loving and generous man. He will be missed dearly. All my love to the family!
So sorry for your loss Lori. Paul was a great man and I know you will miss him terribly.
May God give you strength to get past this, and if there’s anything you need let me know
Hugs and prayers always.
Keith and Nancy Sutton
My deepest sympathy to Lori and family. I never met Paul but he sounds like an amazing family man and a beautiful person. I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time.
My condolences to the family during this great time of loss. Love and prayers to you all!
My condolences to Lori and family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May your wonderful memories of Paul live on in your hearts forever.
My thoughts are with Paul’s family who are missing him every day.
I did not have the pleasure of meeting Paul, but I heard nothing but great things about him. I am sure he will be truly missed by all the family and individuals he has touched throughout his life. Lori, I am sure Paul is up there looking down on you and all your family members and keeping them safe. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through these difficult times. Paul may be gone from this earth but he is in a better place. His spirit and memories will stay with you forever.
All our love,
Rick and Karen Reynoza