Kenneth R Holler

March 5, 1941July 26, 2020

Kenneth Ryan Holler, 79, of Pelham, AL, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2020. He was born in Birmingham, AL, on March 5,1941. He graduated from Ensley High School. He was married to the love of his life, Diane Finn Holler on March 13, 1959. Kenneth was twice retired. In 1982, he first retired from a twenty-year career with the Birmingham Police Department with the rank of Sergeant. He retired from his second career as the City of Pelham’s Director of Public Works in 2008 after twenty-four years of service. He was a Mason and had a passion for Alabama Football, his family and friends. Kenneth is survived by his three children, Chris (Tanya), Beth Gamble (Dale), Steve (Daphne), his eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Public Visitation is on July 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL. Public Graveside Service is on July 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Pelham City Cemetery, 2 Industrial Park Drive, Pelham, AL. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pink Heals Central Alabama.


  • Public Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Public Graveside Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020


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Ray Smith

August 11, 2020


I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I never met anyone who had anything bad to say about him. He left a great legacy, and I was lucky to get to meet him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ray Smith

Constantine Zouboukos

July 30, 2020

I was saddened to here that my friend Mr. Ken has fallen asleep. I live in Mr. Ken’s neighborhood and he was a very kind person. Twice a day I walked my little Shih Tzu “Lulu” and when Mr. Ken would run his errands in the morning he would always stop his car when he saw us walking and would ask how were we doing. When I walked Lulu in the afternoons we would pass by Mr. Ken’s beautiful home and look to see if he was out on the porch. When he was out on the porch In one of his rocking chairs he would invite us to come sit with him and visit. If he saw Lulu was thirsty he would go inside and bring her a bowl of water. We always enjoyed and looked forward to visiting with Mr. Ken. While he was sick it was sad to walk by and not see him on his porch but recently we were fortunate to see him one last time.
“Lulu and I will miss you my friend”
“May your memory be eternal”

Brian Bolton

July 30, 2020

Very sorry to hear this it will be a huge loss for all who knew him great man . He worked hard to get Pelham high school going and make it better and make the city a better place to live . I will always remember him smiling and joking around made us laugh when were kids .

Thomas Nails

July 29, 2020

I didn't know Mr. Holler that long, but the short time I did know him, he was always a kind fellow. I've been told you can often tell a man's character by the family he raised. I can honestly say he did a fine job as a father based on that theory. He will truly be missed.

Mike Ousley

July 29, 2020

Boy, he could throw a curve ball by you at batting practice. You would stand there and look so stupid. He loved encouraging boys at the ballpark.
Truly a great guy. He will be missed.

Richard and Leigh Vining

July 28, 2020

Kenneth was a very generous, loving and kind man who loved his family fiercely. We will always remember his smile. We loved Kenneth!!

Lenny & Robin Glynn

July 28, 2020

My condolences on the loss of Mr. Ken. He was such a good man and respected by so many. He will be missed.

Kimberlee Spencer

July 28, 2020

I am honored and blessed to have known Kenneth as my father-in-law, granddaddy, and friend. He was a very special man. He was truly a blessing in my life and I could not have asked for a better granddaddy for my children and grandchildren. We are all truly blessed to have had him in our lives. Today he is not where he was, but he will forever be remembered in his loved one’s hearts. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul and I know that he and Diane are walking hand in hand right now. Knowing him, he probably gave her a big tight hug, said “where you been?”, then “pull my finger”. He was always telling my kids to pull his finger...My heartfelt condolences go out to all the family members, including my children and grandchildren. You are all in my prayers. May the memories of your father/ grandfather provide you all with comfort and serve as guidance.


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