Weldon Holland,90, of Gainesville passed away on March 4th, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. A celebration of life will be held Monday, March 8th, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Valley View with Bro. Glen Kersey and Bro. Frank Lorne officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. There will be a formal visitation from 1:00 PM until service time Monday at the church. Weldon will be in state at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 6th, 2021 from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM and on Sunday, March 7th, 2021 from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
Weldon Holland was born on April 14th, 1930 to John and Nina Holland. He graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Midwestern University and went on to graduate from North Texas State University with a Master of Science degree. Weldon taught at Muenster ISD for 8 years and then taught for 27 years at Gainesville Junior High School, teaching Math and Science. He was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association (Lifetime member), Texas Retired Teachers and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. For over 40 years Weldon was a pecan grafter in the North Texas area. Weldon loved to garden and to raise cattle on the farm. He loved to fish, hunt and to be outdoors. He loved to watch the Cowboys play and watch horse racing. He loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Toni Holland of Gainesville; son Tony Holland and his wife Janice; son Monty Holland and wife Lynn; stepdaughter Summer Olweiler and husband Nathan; stepson William Anderson; stepson Eric Anderson and wife Mary Ann; brothers Kenneth Holland and James Holland; sister Imogene Brewer; Father in Law, Mugg Pawless, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Weldon is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Lucille Hogan, Nina Henderson, Ileen Cunningham, Ola Fae Jones and Anna Bell Clement, mother in law, Hattie Pawless
In lieu of flowers please make a special donation to the Home Hospice of Cooke County.
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Weldon was in our hearts since I can remember and will continue to be with us. My whole family has been blessed by his friendship and his life lessons. May the Lord bless and keep his family.
Weldon was always very supportive in so many ways. You knew when he was with you, that you were family. He was such a friendly, caring soul. Weldon will always be remembered in a special place in our hearts.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
I am saddened by Weldon’s passing. He was truly one of a kind. I feared and respected him as my 7th grade math teacher and later loved and respected him as a friend. Rest In Peace, Mr. Holland.
I always loved visiting with Uncle Weldon at Holland family reunions, Christmas, Easter, etc. He was always a very friendly, happy, smiling and caring person. He always took the time to visit with me about my agricultural research work. I will miss him very much. Our prayers go out to all of the family.
Grateful memories survive in time of sorrow… Weldons… garden withers but the seed remains…..
Weldon’s garden withers but the seed remains….. Grateful memories survive in time of sorrow… and sunshine….
Sending our deepest sympathy to Toni and the Holland family during these difficult days. May each of you find peace ‘n comfort in your treasured family memories. Peace be with you…Dan ‘n Ethel Tomlinson, Denton, TX
Weldon’s garden withers but the seeds remain…. Grateful for the memories that survive in time of sorrow… and sunshine… Ginger
Thinking of you and all the family. Praying the Lord Jesus will wrap his arms of peace and comfort around you all. Much much love.
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my prayers.
Prayers with the family. I always liked hearing about Weldon’s weekly adventures.
Hi Monty – My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Mr. Holland was one of my favorite teachers at old GJHS back in the day. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.