• Richard Marion Holland
    Richard Marion Holland

Richard Marion Holland

NAPLES, FLORIDA - Richard Marion Holland, 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida. 

He was born Oct. 18, 1940 in Franklin to the late Troy and Margie Fox Holland, also of Franklin. Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rachel Holland (Brown) and sons Douglas (Sue) Holland and Kendall (Kimberly) Holland. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Courtney (Eric) Short, Cody (Michele) Holland, Kendall Holland Jr., and Dylan (Kamy) Holland; eight great-grandchildren, Andrea, Rylin, Taryn, Leytin, Oliver, Oakley, Kacy, Kentlee, and another great-grandchild due in August of this year. He is also survived by his siblings, Mildred (Jim) Pennington, Edward (Betty) Holland and Ina Mae (Gene) Enloe; and sister-in-law, Deborah Holland. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Veril Holland and Chuck (Debra) Holland. 

Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He arrived in Naples in 1957 and went to work for Wynn’s as a bag boy. He worked his way up to manager and retired after 30 years. He then proceeded to work with his son, Doug, at the family store, Doug’s Buy Rite, and then retired again in 2010. 

He was a founding member of the Naples Nites Lion’s Club. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. 

Visitation was in Naples, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at Fuller Funeral Home. Visitation and services were held in Franklin on Saturday, March 2 at Bryant Grant Funeral Home and Crematory, followed by a graveside service at Clarks Chapel Methodist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Naples Nites Lion’s Club or to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Condolences may be made at fullernaples.com or at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.

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