David Andrew Holland

May 21, 1939June 13, 2020

Dr. David Andrew Holland, 81, died June 13, 2020, on his beloved farm in Silver Creek, Georgia. The celebration of Dr. Holland’s life will be held outdoors on his farm on Saturday June 27, 2020, 200 Tom Bing Road SE, Silver Creek, GA, 7pm. Come casual. We will observe social distancing. Please wear a mask. Dr. Holland was born May 21, 1939, in Barbour County, AL, and from that day on he would be known for having an intense energy for all that life had to offer. He brought that intensity to the entire 15 years at ERHS where he was principal, and the last of his professional working years were spent as Associate Superintendent of Gordon County Schools. Dr. Holland was a dedicated and enthusiastic educator who cared immensely for every faculty, staff and student he served. It was certain that he would be seen at any and every school event supporting and cheering on the students in his charge. All could see that his creativity and enthusiasm was more than just in his professional life. In his earlier years, if you waited long enough you might see him zoom by on a Honda Gold Wing. More than one family swings outdoors on his handmade porch swings or has celebrated a holiday with a David Holland fruit cake. And if you were really lucky, you got to catch a million catfish in his well-stocked catfish pond. The Holland home never lacked of pecans just shaken from his pecan tree, his canned pear preserves, or his homemade pizza. And horses, how he loved horses (many whose names reflected the same vivaciousness for life that he had)! And we can’t forget the bees. We aren’t sure if he really loved their honey or just catching a swarm for the thrill. For David there was only moving or sleeping, no in-between. He and Winnie were married for 58 years and had two daughters who share his same energy in life, Miriam and Melissa. His five grandchildren will always remember him for his adventurous spirit. David was a true family man. His brother, Fred, and sister, Daphne, and his nieces and their families will miss his frequent visits back home to Blue Springs, AL. He is more than fondly remembered by the neighbors whom he treated like family. To honor Dr. Holland’s generous spirit and passion for students, our family asks instead of flowers, donations can be made dedicated in his name to the Rome YMCA, Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


  • Memorial Service at Mr. Hollands Farm

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


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ERHS Classof 87

June 23, 2020

Mr. Holland was one of the best Gladiators ever. He lived East Rome High Never Say Die. I graduated with Melissa and Miriam taught my daughter. Mr. Holland will truly be missed.

Pat Brooks

June 22, 2020

Wonderful memories of Mr.Holland at ERHS all the football games and all the activities RIP MR HOLLAND U WILL BE GREATLY MISSED .

Wilma Modling

June 18, 2020

Winnie, Melissa, and Miriam.
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Years we shared as neighbors will always be treasured memories. Love and deepest sympathy to you and your families.

A Friend

June 17, 2020

Mr. H was the finest man I’ve ever known. World-class gentleman. Concerned for others. So kind. So caring. So intelligent and interesting. A man with a zest for life as much in his later years as his early years. The world is truly a less brighter place without him in it. Condolences to the family he loved.

Wendi Sewell

June 16, 2020

Danny and I will never forget our wonderful friend, David. I can believe he was wonderful teacher because he taught us so much. I will miss our horse rides and making plans for more horse rides. Our hearts go out to Winnie, Miriam, and Melissa. May it bring some peace knowing how special and loved David was.

Geraldine Bennett

June 15, 2020

Winnie, I was so sorry to hear about Dr. Holland. He was such a nice, interesting person to be around and what a blessing that he was able to do the things he loved up until the end! You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days. ❤️❤️