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Dave Holland

March 10, 1940 — February 15, 2023

Harrisonville, Missouri

Dave Holland

John David Holland (Dave) of Harrisonville, Mo. was born March 10, 1940 in Tulsa Ok. and was the son of Robert F. Holland & Retha M. Spears.

He departed this life on February 15, 2023 at his home surrounded by his children and grand children at the age of 82. 

On May 14, 1960 he was united in marriage to Christine Bay (Chris) in Kansas City,  Mo. Dave was a member of the Boilermakers Local 83 and the first 8 years of their marriage traveled the country working on powerhouses as a welder along with his father and brother. 

In 1968 they decided to call Harrisonville their forever home and bought the Tastee Freeze. They owned and operated it for many years and in 1975 purchased the Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge dealership in Clinton, Mo.  until 1981.  He went back to Boilermaking until 1984. 

Dave and his son Steve opened Holland's Auto Sales in 1984 and was there until his retirement in 2014. During his 30 years at the dealership, he also traveled the country Hotshot trucking for multiple companies.

Dave loved camping, fishing, hunting, motorcycling and snowbirding in  Arizona, Texas and Mexico in the winter. He was loved by everyone he met and would help anyone in need. He had many friends from the lake and neighbors that were lifelong friends. 

He is survived by two sons, Justin Holland (Leawood Ks.) Steve Holland (Sheryl) Harrisonville, Mo. , one daughter, Kristi Quick (Todd) Harrisonville, Mo. , six grandchildren; Brooke Bollinger, Keely Holland, Sarah Holland, Lake Holland, Madison Holbrook and Olivia Quick., four great-grandchildren, Logan, Drew, Soloman and Holland Bollinger.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, his parents and his brother Jim. 

Dave never liked dressing up for any occasion so we ask everyone to wear your blue jeans or whatever is comfortable.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonville Animal Shelter and may be sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.


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