D. Randolph Holland


D. Randolph Holland, age 86. Sunrise July 22, 1927 in Vivian, WV and Sunset June 19, 2014 in Columbus, OH. He was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran. Randy was a graduate of Kimball High School, and earned a Bachelor of Social Sciences at West Virginia State University and Masters Degree at West Virginia University. He was a member of St. Philip Lutheran Church, West Virginia Alumni of Institute West Virginia and Kimball High School Alumni. Randy was preceded in death by his parents Lula and Leonard Holland Sr., brothers James Holland, Albert Holland and Leonard Holland II and daughter Bobbi Lynn Claytor. Left to cherish his memories, wife Frances Claytor Holland, son Donald Holland, daughters Betty Jean Brantley, Cheryl (James) Griffin, Donzella (Dean) Bailey, Edna M. Claytor, and Darlene Y. Chatman, brothers Milton (Beverly) Holland and Willard Holland, sisters Cynthia Williams and Alberta Harris, 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Condolence Messages

  1. Fran,

    My Sincerest Sympathy to you, your family and all who will miss Randy.

    Randy was a such a Good man; so Kind, and a True Gentleman.

    He left a lasting impression on me!

  2. Rev. Douglas Hargro II

    My brothers and I would like to send condolences to our cousins, Betty, Cheryl and Donald. We are sorry to hear about your loss. We send our love to each one of you.

    Rev. Douglas Hargro II, ADSO-DV, Flotilla 83 Chaplain – United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

    Warren Williams and Family

    CPO Christopher Wiliams and Family – United States Navy

  3. Condolences to your family Edna. You are in my prayers.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with and the family. Randy was a loving and kind. You will be missed. Love Nellene.

  5. Kim Dillard (Niece)

    The death of Uncle Randy is a blow to the Holland family. He kept us on our toes and closely knitted together. He leaves a legacy of love taught by his parents and will forever be in our hearts and minds. Prayers go out for his wife Fran, his children, and all who loved him, that comfort be found in God's promise of a resurrection of those who die (Acts 24:15). Imagine! Living without the threat of death, no sickness or suffering, all tears of sorrow removed forever (Revelation 21:4).

  6. I willi miss Randy watering his flowers in the early morning and his wave to me as I left for work each morning. God bless.

  7. My prayers and thoughts of sympathy go out to you Frances, and the rest of the Holland Family.
    Randy was the best of neighbors, truly a kind and gentle person. He will be greatly missed.

  8. Ray & Elnora Christie

    With a heavy heart we say rest in heaven Randy. We enjoyed many trips together, visits to his home and other social events. Randy will be missed tremendously but we know that he is safe in the arms of Jeses. Our prayers are with Fran and the family. Know that we are here for you. God Bless you all.

  9. Neal Williams an family

    We are sorry for your loss sincerest sympathy to you an your family love you all my god bless you.

  10. RIH Uncle Randalph. My Great Uncle was the patriarch of our family.. He was a true trail blazer accomplishing so much in his time in this realm. He was a Veteran, College Grad, Business owner, Husband and Father. With all his accomplishments the one thing that will be his best legacy to me is how he showed us the importance and the appreciation of family and how to organize and implement within our own families. That it is important to know your own family history! my uncle research our family history over thirty years ago, before ancestry.com and kept our tradition of our annual family reunion going continuously for over 50 plus years!!!! Something that the younger generation will PROMISE to keep going and make more effort to pass on to our children. He was a great Husband, Father, Grand Father, Uncle, Brother, Friend, Leader and Role model. I wish I would have express that to him. All the admiration that we had for his character and what he truly did mean for our family. He will truly be missed! The Holland family will as love him and he will forever be in our hearts minds and spirits! I know he is looking down on us, and will be our angel, right along with Uncle Dale, Uncle Bunny and Uncle King. Love always your Great Niece.

  11. Tiffany Davis, Tony Alexander and kids

    Edna—Our deepest sympathy goes out to you, your mom, and family…Sending prayers and love your way.

  12. To Frances and family
    . You have my deepest sympathy, in the loss of your husband, Randy.

    My prayers are with you,

  13. Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

    God Bless/RIP,to ALL who served in WWII. The USA would NOT be as it is today."es;Those caissons WILL keep rolling along"es;. Thank YOU for your service,Randy..And Semper Fi.

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