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Chief Raymond C. Holler Obituary




Raymond Clay Holler -

Mr. Raymond Clay Holler, 91, joined his Heavenly Father at 11 :00 P.M. Thursday, October 20,2005 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.

Funeral services for Mr. Holler will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 24, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Dewey with his son, Pastor o. J. Holler officiating and assisted by Pastor Mark Wright and Pastor Mark Hester. Interment will be in the Dewey Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.

Casket escorts will include Russell Holler, Boyne McHargue, Danny Womack, Wyatt Womack, Marcus Hester, and Chris Langley. Honorary casket escorts will include Jerry Kirkland, Ed Browning, Albert C. Warnock, and A. Russ Carey.

A memorial fund has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to West Oak Baptist Church, 1536 N. Sunset Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74003.

Raymond loved and worked for the Lord for most of his life as a Bi-vocational Minister. He lived a long and fruitful life and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Raymond was born on April 21, 1914 in EI Dorado, Oklahoma and graduated from high school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1934 he was married to Ella F. Stevenson, the mother of his three children, and they moved to Copan in 1972. She preceded him in death in 1973 and he later married Betty Cummings, who passed away in 1994. On March 19, 2002 he was married to Doris Warnock.

Raymond was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He served on many ships, including the USS Rich DE695, which was sunk on D-Day plus 2. He was in the Navy Reserves for 20 years. He worked for Haliburton Oil Company for 25 years, traveling extensively for them including 9 years overseas in Africa, England, Turkey, and Iran. He was a member of VFW Post # 989, was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Dewey where he had served as a Deacon, and was currently a member of the West Oak Baptist Church in Bartlesville.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Doris of the home, two sons, Raymond Eugene and wife Pat Holler of Grove, OK; O. J. and wife Darlene Holler of Grand Junction, Colorado, and one daughter, Nancy Sue and husband, Curtis Fuller of Castle, Oklahoma. He has eight grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and eight great, great, grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father, and Brother plus his first two wives.

Reprinted with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise


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