David, first and foremost I must acknowledge the sacrifice of your own individual pursuits to pursue the time honored and noble pursuit of Justice. Your service in the US Army and later in the ACCPD serve as a testament to your inner core. Thank you for your friendship, the opening of your home to me, and most of all for loving your daughter, my wife. We shared many favorites among those Oreo's and Ice Cream, fast boats, and dogs!! GOd smileso n a life of service and sacrifice and I know he has welcomed you home. Bless you!
I enjoyed all the summers that we spent together while I was growing up. I have very fond memories of our time together. Every time you came to Augusta to pick me up, I would run out to greet you by jumping into your arms and giving you the biggest hug! You always made sure I had everything I needed and that I was happy. I will always remember that. During your last days here with us, I had come to visit you, held your hand, prayed with you...you were unable to speak, but afterwards when I looked up at you, I saw a tear falling from your eyes. You were there. I am grateful for that moment. I'll miss you.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Though we only got to see one another a handful of times, I will still cherish those memories with great fondness. I wish there could have been more meetings of our entire family, but I could tell that despite our infrequent gatherings you loved each and every one of us. Part of me wishes for more time with you, but part of me rejoices for you are no longer bound by this mortal coil and have at last gained some small measure of peace. I hope you know that all of us miss you, regardless of where life has taken us. I wish that I could attend your funeral, not only to bid you farewell but to support my mother in this hard time, but alas the distance from Thailand is too great to travel on such short notice. I will be there in spirit, and I will honor your memory and sacrifice through my deeds and my life here on Earth. Rest in peace, Grandpa Holland; your legacy lives on through your children and your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren, and I must say that it is a wonderful legacy indeed.
Thank you so much for your service to your family, community, and Nation. You will be missed! In sympathy,
I will miss you Uncle David. Thank you for the times you made me laugh. All my love Your Niece Theresa, Sending prayers to comfort all the family and friends. RIP.
Words do not even begin to express my feelings at the loss of you from this earth, David. You moved in across the drive from us, into a neighborhood full of crazy kids/teens, mostly gathering next door (heehee). The years progressed and along came a wonderful little boy, who you allowed me to babysit when he was in your care. I grew to love Alex as a little brother. Then the day you became a part of my Mom's life will always be special to me as I had secretly been encouraging it. The years have been good. You were there through my crazy teens and young adult life, always being supportive, and you were there through the birth of Branyan and through my raising of him, again showing support and care. The years have flown by, back and forth. I will NEVER forget a V.A. visit Mom and I had with you where we talked, laughed and "cut up". It seems like it was yesterday and I will cherish it, you were yourself, the real David (despite what we expected) sharp as a knife like we never missed a beat. Then our last visit I know you knew we were there and when I tickled your feet, I waited for a kick me. I could go on, but I know you know I care immensely for you and Alex. I will truly miss you, David!
I love you Great Grand-Daddy!
For my Daddy,
I see your reflection and hear your voice echo in all the things you left behind. The memories touch me and all the stories you have shared. The love will keep you close in my heart forever.
Always your daughter,
Rest in peace Major, you were a kind man and a good neighbor. Thank you for your service to our Country and Community. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends in their time of grief.
Brenda and Jerry Dove
My condolences to the family.
A person who honored his call to duty to protect and serve for country and community. RIP
You are in our Thoughts and Prayers.
Dave served his country, and this community well for many years.
A Great American.
Prayers for family and friends. God Bless
My sincere condolences to the family. I met Mr. Holland here at Georgia State University Police Department. He did several of our polygraphs for the department. We tried reaching him a few months back to do more polygraphs, but could not reach him. He's been on our mind since then. Even called his old job to see if anyone heard from him. He will be missed. He was ALWAYS pleasant and just an all around good guy. Rest in peace Mr. H.
Georgette C. Vaughn
GSU Police Dept. - Atlanta, GA
You were a good man, you treated me well. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and find a place for you in Heaven. Rest in Peace sir and thank you for all your service.
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.