While in Nevada, Paul was an Explorer with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department and was ordained by the Universal Life Church to perform marriages.
Preceding Paul in death are uncles, Daniel Dawson and Timothy Bland.
Surviving are his father, Paul Allen Bland, Sr. of Ronceverte; mother, Tammy Lynn Steele of Lewisburg; siblings, Matthew Burrier and Amanda Robinson; aunts and uncles, Patricia Yago of Rupert, Mike Dawson of Ronceverte, Judy Huffman of Lewisburg, Fred Bland of Ronceverte, Vicky Klausman and husband John of Morganton, Darlene Mullins of Fairlea, Dreama Johnson and husband Nick of Smoot, Sherri Anderson of Crawley and Teresa Hedrick and husband Buddy of Rupert.
Funeral service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg where Pastor Sam McClung officiated.
Friends called prior to the service at the funeral home.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.