Roy Dean Holland, 88, of Loogootee, IN

Roy Dean Holland, 88, of Loogootee, IN passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2024, at Poplar Care Strategies in Loogootee, IN surrounded by his family.

He was born on February 5, 1935, in Loogootee, IN to Roy Charles and Elizabeth (Smith) Holland.

Roy Dean was a member of the Catholic Faith. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He married Shirley Sieh on April 14, 1956, and she survives. Roy Dean worked at Bethlehem Steel for over 25 years, he also worked at U.S. Gypsum for 7 years. He loved woodworking and created beautiful furniture. Roy Dean enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy C. and Elizabeth (Smith) Holland, his brother Carol Holland and his sisters, Rita Ash and Margaret Ash.

Roy Dean is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Holland, their children, Debra (Bob) Puckett, Mary Beth (Terry) Wallace, Teresa (Terry) Reckamp, Robert (Melinda) Holland, Steven Holland, Tina Marie (Rich) Valenti, Janet (Rick) Gagliardi, 12 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren, 4 Great – Great Grandchildren, his brother Christopher (Faye) Holland and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 31, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at Blake Funeral Home with the Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker to officiate.

Visitation will be on Wednesday 31, 2024, from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Martin County Humane Society, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

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Blake funeral homes is honored to serve the family of Roy Dean Holland.