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Charles Wilbur Holland

December 22, 1936 — March 20, 2024

Lexington

Holland, Charles Wilbur, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 20, 2024,
after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was the son of the late Nesbitt and Effie
Holland, born on December 22, 1936. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Alice Ulery Holland; his daughter, Deborah Holland Tudor; his grandson, Benjamin (Nicole) Tudor; his granddaughters, Madison Allen (Joe) Crozier and Katelyn Allen (fiancée Pedro Youssef); and his most recent joy, great-grandson Niall Patrick Tudor. He is also survived by his brother, Harold Holland; sisters, Barbara McLean and Roma (Mike) Coyle; his son-in-law, Chase Allen; his sister-in-law, Damie (Doug) Castle; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Patricia Holland Allen; his brothers, Nesbitt, Jr., Glenn and Roger; and his sisters Faye and Donna.
Charles grew up on a farm in Bath County, Kentucky and joined the Air Force as a young man. He came back to Kentucky to marry the love of his life, Alice. Together they started a family and several businesses, Holland Floor Covering, Holland Fabric Center and Holland Rental Investments, all of which they operated in Lexington for more than 50 years, until retiring. Although a successful businessman, Charles believed honesty and integrity to be the most important traits in operating his businesses and in life. Charles loved to travel all over the world, but there was nothing he loved more than his family and he could not have been prouder of his daughters and grandchildren. In his final days, he loved seeing pictures of his happy and healthy great-grandson Niall.
Visitation in honor of Charles will be held on Sunday, March 24th 5-8 pm at North View Baptist Church and the funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, March 25th at North View Baptist Church with the Reverend Terry Murphy officiating. 
The burial will follow at the Holland Family Cemetery in Bath County with the Reverend Lowell Rice officiating followed by full military honors performed by American Legion Post 22.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Foundation or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville is caring for all the arrangements of Charles Wilbur Holland.
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Sunday, March 24, 2024

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North View Baptist Church

Lexington, KY 40505

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Monday, March 25, 2024

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