Dateline: September 29, 2005


Graveside services for Theron Wayne Holland, age 72, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2005, in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Holland died Wednesday, September 21, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born to William Howard Holland and Clara Eleanor Beavers Holland in Amarillo on June 5, 1933.  He married Velma Evone Heathington on December 6, 1948, when he was 15 and she was 16 years old.  They were together for 56 years.  After 55 years of marriage, they learned that they were 6th cousins, descendants of Thomas Camp III.  Mr. Holland lost his father to a lightening strike when he was six years old.  He was the middle son of five brothers.  He had to go to work at age ten to help support his younger brothers.  He worked in a hatchery, grocery stores, as a farm hand, and as an adult he was a farmer, delivered fright, was a warehouse manager, and for almost 40 years was a salesman in electrical supplies.  He worked for Cummins Supply Co. in Amarillo; C.B. Anderson Electric in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Southwest Electric in Oklahoma City; and when he retired in 1998, he was with Techline, Inc. in Amarillo. He traveled the Texas Panhandle, western Oklahoma, southern Kansas, eastern New Mexico, and eastern Colorado.  He made many good friends among his customers, who valued him for his honesty and dependability, for his friendly face, his cheery smile, and the thousands of doughnuts he brought with him over the years.  He was always ready to go the extra mile for his friends and his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Holland and Eleanor Holland Martin; his brothers Harold Leon Holland, Garland Lonzo Holland, and Murle Howard Holland.

Survivors include his wife of 56˝ years; three sons, David Theron Holland and wife Mary Markey of Omaha, Nebraska; John Mitchell Holland and wife Freda White Holland and Jerry Dunn Holland of Clarendon; two daughters, Laura Lisa Holland of Iowa Park and Nancy Leann Holland Lee and husband Richard of Carrollton; 13 grandchildren: Lisa Jean Holland Lafnear, Christopher Dunn Holland, Patricia Evone Holland, Amanda Leann William Willoughby, Mary Ann Holland Kenney, Shelly Kay Holland Blum, Lauren Rena Williams, Sara Michele Holland, Alana Austin Williams, Mark Wayen Holland, Ashley Nichole Holland, Morgan John Holland, and Gabriel Theron Holland; four step grandchildren, Amanda Lee, Michelle Lee, Preston Lee, and Victoria “Tori” Meeks; six great grandchildren, Beau Yarman, Emilee Blum, BreeAnn Lafnear, Carly Blum, John Francis Alexander “Jack” Kenny, and Kaleb Mitchell Blum; and one step great grandchild, Keyaira Kellie; one brother, Bob Holland of Amarillo; and his very dear friend of many years, Carl Williams of Kingfisher, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers were Gary Shields, Jim Owens, Doug Kidd, Chris Holland, Mark Holland, and Dustin Blum.

The family requests that memorials be to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 1250 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.


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