Oliver Holland was born November 18, 1933 in Delhi, Oklahoma to Lawrence B. and
Amie Jane (Davis) Holland. He passed away August 23, 2016 at his home near
Sweetwater, Oklahoma at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 5 days.
Roy lived in Delhi until he was in the 10th grade when the family moved south
of Sweetwater. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and went on to serve on
the School Board for many years. He was married to Ruth Jane Johnson at Sayre,
OK on November 22, 1952 and they made their home in the Sweetwater community
where they raised their 3 sons. Roy drove a rock truck from Gotebo to Burns
Flat to help in the construction of the airport runway and then drove a milk
truck. He later managed the Sweetwater Gin as well as farmed, ranched and also
operated the H4 Dairy for 35 years. Roy was active in the community and served
on the Northfork REC Board for several years. He enjoyed rodeo and raising and
breeding Quarterhorse stock.
Roy was a longtime member of the Sweetwater Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son, Roy Ken Holland, 3
brothers, L. G., H. K. and Tom, and 2 sisters, Carrie and Velma Ruth.
Roy is survived by his 2 sons, Dean Holland and wife, Linda, of Sweetwater, OK
and Eddie Holland and wife, Wendi, of Elk City, OK; 15 grandchildren, 20 great
grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sweetwater Baptist Church,