He was born March 22, 1921, in Pittsburg to Harry and Mary (Welch) Holland. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He received a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Pittsburg State University. He owned Ray’s Service Station in Webb City, Mo.
He married Jewell White on Dec. 1, 1951, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Webb City. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Rana Holland of Annandale, Va., and Liz Millard of Joplin; two sons, Jim Holland of Oronogo, Mo., and Andy Holland of Joplin; four grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Wilber Holland of Belton, Mo., and Dr. Woodrow Holland of Erie.
Mr. Holland has been cremated. A memorial Mass was Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Webb City. His cremains were buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Parker Mortuary in Joplin was in charge of arrangements.