Virgil L. Holland was born on Saturday, August 30, 1942 in Rubottom, Oklahoma to Albert Melton and Lina “Sweetie” (Tom) Holland and passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 70.
After high school graduation, Virgil proudly served his country in the United States Army serving in Vietnam and then later moved to Bryan County from Love County. Virgil married Glenda Cooper on December 23, 1980. Virgil retired from SE Electric Coop after 33 years of service and he was a member of the Elks Lodge, Men’s Golf Association, BBB Bike Club and many Veterans’ organizations. He enjoyed playing golf, Harley motorcycles, fishing, piddling in his shop and spending time with grandkids and family.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents and brothers John Holland and Albert Holland.
Virgil is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 31 plus years Glenda Holland of the home; children Lori Holland of Little Elm, TX, Michelle Godfrey and husband Roy of Madill, OK and Paul Simmons and wife Tiffany of Armstrong, OK; brother Dennis Holland wife Robin of Burneyville, OK; sisters Valine Stonbarger, Corenia Hurst and husband Don, Alta Faye Carroll and husband Danny, Wanda Vaughn and husband Frankie, Gloria Willis and husband Ben, Mary Shellenberger and JoAnn Holland and husband Terry Pollard all of Marietta, OK; grandchildren Kalea Long and husband Jared, Tyler Morris and significant other Ramie, Meagan Simmons, Dylan Simmons, Dillon Pearce, Sydney Simmons and Cooper Simmons; great grandson on the way Samuel Avery Lynn Morris; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, November 19, 2012 at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Bro. Danny Spoon and Bro. Randy Lewis will officiate. Interment will follow in Mead Cemetery with Choctaw Nation Military Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Dale Carroll, Brad McKinnon, Tim Holland, Daniel Holland, Donnie Hurst and Barry Hurst. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-5 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant.