Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, with Rev. Larry Dale Combs officiating. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. in Holland Family Cemetery in Calloway County. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of arrangements.
A native of Murray, Kentucky, he was born May 12, 1931, the son of the late John Jefferson and Carol Lee Walker Holland. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. He was founder of Pennyrile Machine Company where he worked as a machinist. He was of the Christian faith.
She is preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn Holbrook Holland in 1958, his second wife, Margie Maxine Horton Holland in 1995, his daughter, Nora Aline Holland, his son, Gerald Ruel Holland, II, and his brothers, Charles Holland and Carl E. Holland.
Survivors include his son, John Clark Holland (Angela) of Hopkinsville; his daughters, Melissa Davis (Monty) of Alexandria, Pennsylvania, and Diane Hamby (Rick) of Hopkinsville; 2 brothers, Bill Holland of Prescott, Michigan, and Larry Holland of Hopkinsville; a sister, Charlotte Hughes of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; 8 grandchildren: Kent Quintero, II, Randall Quintero, Gerald Holland, III, Adam Holland, Erik Davis, Heath Davis, Ashley Hamby, Leslee Hamby and 7 great grandchildren, Madilynn Hamby, Jackson Holland, Harper Quintero, Kyle Quintero, Kelsey Quintero, Jonathon Davis, and Kelcie Davis.