July 22, 2018

James W. Holland

James W. Holland

(December 06, 1930 – March 16, 2018)

U.S. VeteranFUNERAL SERVICES: 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.

BURIAL: Gardens of Memory Cemetery

VISITATION: Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M.

James W. Holland, passed away, Friday, March 16, 2018 at the age of 87 in Comanche, Texas.

He was born December 6, 1930 in Comyn, Texas to L.G. Holland Sr. and Craig Beatrice Dry. He graduated in 1948 from Proctor High School in Proctor, Texas.

On June 26, 1954, he was united in marriage to Barbara Joyce Kirkland in Comanche County. James was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who took great pride in his family.

James was a full time farmer that always worked a second job He was employed with Eugene Perkins as an electrician in the 1950s. He then became a city postal carrier in the 1960s and he retired from the Postal Service in 1990.

He was a veteran of the United States Marines and served from 1951 through 1954 during the Korean War. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California.

James is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara of Comanche; three sons, Weldon and wife Nancy of Comanche, Dan and wife Jenifer of Comanche, and Ernest and wife Elaine of Bixby, Oklahoma; 8 grandchildren, Staci Pruitt and husband Kody of Maryland, Shawna Pettit and husband Jason of Abilene, Jerrod Holland and wife Shea of Bandera, Justin Holland and wife Amanda of Comanche, Jeremy Holland of Comanche, Joshua Holland and wife Allison of Florida, Leah Holland of Oklahoma, and Ellisa Holland of Oklahoma; 9 great-grandchildren, Will Pettit, Weston Pettit, Kade Pruitt, Brenden Holland, Bailey Holland, Brayton Holland, Hudson Holland, Hayes Holland, and Caiden Smith; three brothers, Orville Holland and wife Wilda of Cross Plains, L.G. Holland Jr. and wife Kay of Henderson, and Richard Holland and wife Mary of Comanche; one sister; Ann Cartwright and husband Don of Kentucky.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randall Holland; three sisters, Lilla Pipkin of New Mexico, LaRue Hudson of Greenville, and Frances Fields of Comanche.

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