Paul B. Woodside, 78, of Holdrege, Nebraska, formerly of Lexington, Nebraska, died Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Christian Homes in Holdrege.
He was born December 23rd, 1933, at Lexington, to Harold and Rosa (Schwarz) Woodside.
Paul was a graduate of Lexington High School and was united in marriage to Darlene D. Steinbeck on May 29th, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington. One son was blessed to this marriage, Randy.
Paul served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 until being honorably discharged in 1958.
Paul worked for several years in management at the Excel Beef Packing Plant in Darr. Paul and Darlene lived in Lexington for over 40 years, then in Kearney, Nebraska. In Lexington, Paul served as a Boy Scout Master and helped coach Little League baseball. Due to failing health, Paul was living at Christian Homes in Holdrege.
He loved playing cards (especially pitch), making leather wallets and latch-hook rugs, spending time with family, showing off his grandson, and working puzzles. He and Darlene attended Fairhaven Baptist church in the country east of Lexington, which now sits at the Dawson County Historical Society.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene on September 8th, 2011; and several siblings.
Survivors include his son, Randy and wife Deborah Woodside of Lexington; grandson, Ryan Woodside of Lincoln, Nebraska; four brothers, Leroy Woodside of Kearney, Bernard and wife Judy Woodside of Holdrege, Nebraska, Wayne Woodside of Odessa, Nebraska, Mick and wife Rita Woodside of Kearney; sister, Viola Woodside of Lexington; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor A.L. Cole officiating.
Inurnment will be at a later date in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska, with Military Honors.
Memorials are suggested to the Phelps Memorial Health Center Foundation. Please forward condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.