Richard “Dick” Denton Holland, 79, of Doniphan, MO, departed this life Monday, March 28, 2022 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born March 2, 1943 in Doniphan to Clyde and Mildred (Rongey) Holland.
Dick had served in the United States Navy for four years. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3485 and was the bar manager there for several years. Dick enjoyed the outdoor activities that our area offered. His favorites included fishing, coon hunting, deer hunting, and spending time on Current River. Dick was of the Baptist faith. He had worked many years on the smokestacks.
On January 20, 2007, Dick married his beloved wife, Rita Joyce Brower, in Doniphan. She survives. Also surviving is his son, Robbie Holland of Doniphan; stepson, Ronnie Cagle of St. Louis; stepdaughters, Debra Lawrence of Tempe, AZ, and Sheri Koester of Mesa, AZ; nieces, Betty Jane Hopson of Brownsville, TX, Amy Holland of Doniphan, and Jill Holland of Mesa, AZ; nephew, Chuck Holland of Houston, TX; and a special nephew, Owen, as well as many other great nieces, great nephews, and their families.
Dick was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert (Bob) Holland and Charles Holland.
Visitation will be in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, April 4, 2022 beginning at noon with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Harvey will be officiating. Burial will be in the Grandin Cemetery.