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Paul Stuart Gholson

May 15, 1926 — January 30, 2024

Owensboro

Paul Stuart Gholson

Paul Stuart Gholson, 97, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2024, under the care of Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky. The Fulton, KY native was born May 15, 1926, to the late Benjamin Harrison Gholson and Eunie Irene Gholson. Paul graduated from Fulton High School in 1944 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Lamons (DE-743) and the USS Weaver (DE-741) as a Master Machinist. After his honorable discharge in 1946 from Jacksonville, FL, Paul traveled by train to return to Fulton. When he arrived, his sister and her best friend, Stella Lawrence met him at the station. Paul and Stella married September 15, 1947, and remained so for over 74 years. Paul began working as an engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad for more than forty years. The railroad took him from Fulton to Buford, IL, Waterloo, IA, Champaign, IL, Paducah and Louisville, KY, and Palestine, IL. 

 In addition to his parents, Paul also was preceded in death by his wife, Stella in 2022, and a son, Craig Gholson. He was also preceded by his sisters, Anita Browder, Hazel Slusher, and Martha Week and his brothers, Irvin and Willard Gholson. 

 Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Tony Gholson and wife, Emily of Owensboro; two grandsons, Logan Gholson (Taylor) of Louisville and Paxton Gholson (Makenzie) of Bury St. Edmunds, England; great grandson, Conley Jett Gholson; three grand-cats, Murray, Louie, and Beam. 

 Paul enjoyed many friends and neighbors, playing bridge, golf, yard work, and fixing things that were broken and reengineering them so that they worked just fine. He was a member of Jeffersontown United Methodist Church for over 50 years and took care of the grounds for many years. 

 A Celebration of Life will be 3:00 pm Thursday, February 1 at Settle Memorial UMC with visitation from 1:00 until the time of the service. His final resting place will be Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. 

 Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Western Kentucky 3419 Wathen’s Crossing Owensboro, KY 42301 or Jeffersontown UMC 10219 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299.

 Condolences and memories for Paul’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

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Settle Memorial United Methodist Church Chapel

201 E 4th St, Owensboro, KY 42303

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