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Richard W. “Dick” Holland

July 4, 1935 — December 14, 2019

Richard W. “Dick” Holland, 84 of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and formerly of Tipton, Indiana, died on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home.  Dick was born on July 4, 1935 in Elwood to James R. & Stella (Welborn) Holland.  He had lived in St. Louis from 1972-79 and in Tipton from 1989-97. He married Maryann Miller on August 10, 1957 and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2000.  Dick then married Dorothy Gould in November 2006 and she died in April 2017.

Dick was the owner of Holland Insurance Services in Tipton, retiring in 1997.  He graduated from Frankton High School and had a C.L.U. degree in insurance. Dick had been a member of the Elks and the Tipton County Economic Development Corporation.

Dick loved his family and friends.  He was proud of his sons and grandchildren.  He dearly loved his two wives, and nurtured and cared for each of them as they coped with their long illnesses at the end of their lives.

Everything he did was with the goal of connecting and helping the people he cared about.  He was quick with advice, stories and jokes… anything he thought would lift your spirits and help you get through whatever you were dealing with.

Dick faced his own medical condition with a combination of seriousness, humor and grace.  He never let it get him down or become an excuse.  He was determined to live independently and see his grandchildren into adulthood.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey R. Holland and wife Kathy, St. Louis and Christopher L. Holland and wife Mary, Greenfield, Indiana; one brother, Charles Robert Holland of Lake Placid, Florida and three grandchildren, Jonathan R. Holland, Thomas R. Holland and Sarah G. Holland.  He was preceded in death by three siblings, James Holland, Jane Holland and Mary Elizabeth Holland.

Funeral services for Dick will be at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home in Tipton with Julia Bratton presiding.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.

Memorial contributions in Dick’s honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278.

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