April 14, 1936 – June 4, 2019
Edward “Harrell” Holland, 83, of Spring, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 4th after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
Harrell was born April 14th 1936 in Bessmay, Texas to Walter Homer and Oza Irene Holland. After graduating from Silsbee High School in 1954, he joined the Army as a cryptologist.
During the 1960s, Harrell became an amazing daddy to three daughters. In June of 1987 he married the love of his life Cathy Borski. Cathy introduced him to a new passion and love - raising cattle.
Harrell loved the building materials industry he worked in and the people he worked with. After retiring from Louisiana Pacific he struggled with retirement.
He will be missed for his wit, charismatic warm outgoing personality and easy smile.
Harrell was proceeded in death by his parents Homer and Irene Holland and brother Henry Holland. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 32 years Cathy Holland, daughters Telisa and husband Robert Marsh of Cypress, Texas, Michelle Holland of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Selena Holland of Tulsa, Oklahoma, stepdaughter Kim Boudreaux of Slidell, Louisiana and stepson Jim Brasher of Los Angeles, California, 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters, brother Homer Holland of The Woodlands, Texas, brother Howard Holland of Dallas, Texas, sister Nancy Jones of Beaumont, Texas, 3 nieces and 3 nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 3 PM at Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, Texas 77304. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. www.alz.org
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- Alzheimers's Association
- Celebration of Life Saturday, June 15, 2019
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June 15, 2019
Harrell taught me two important lessons that I will carry with me always.
1. You don’t have to be quiet in a deer stand. I hunted with him many times and because of his hearing loss, there was no such thing as a whisper. We always saw deer, and always had a good time.
2. If there is ever a potluck dinner for any occasion, make sure to get a little bit of everything. Even if it means your plate is a mile high. You don’t want to upset any of the women folk by not eating their food.
June 15, 2019
Cathy, my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Harrell was one of a kind and will be sorely missed. He always welcomed others with open arms and that awesome smile! He was truly one of the happiest people I have ever known, and you were the primary reason for that! I’m so sorry that I cannot be there to help share in the celebration of his life today, but please know that I am thinking of you and all of us whose lives were made infinitely better for having known him...
With warm respect,
Yvonne and peewee Mizell
June 9, 2019
Cathy our deepest sympathy our love for you- hugs peewee and Yvonne