David James Holland, 76, of Winterville, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday (Dec. 18, 2013) at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. David was born on Feb. 14, 1937, in Marietta. He lived his life in several states and overseas.
He was a Retired Chief Warrant Officer United States Army and a Retired Police Major Athens-Clarke County Police Department He joined the United States Army on Sept. 3, 1954, and retired as Chief Warrant Officer on Sept. 30, 1974.
Decorations, Medals, Badges, Commendations, Citations and Campaign Ribbons Awarded NDSM W/10LC; GCMDL (1st thru 5th Awards); AFEM; AOM; VSM W/3 Bronze Stars; VCM W/60 Device; VN cross of Gallantry W/Palm; MSM; BSM; Expert Badge-Pistol .38 Caliber; Expert Badge M-16 Rifle. After retirement from the military, David worked for Munford Inc. for two years as a Certified Polygraph Examiner.
David then joined the City of Athens Police Department in August of 1976 as a Police Major where he commanded the Criminal Investigation Division and in 1991 served as Commander of various divisions when the City of Athens and Clarke County governments unified. David retired from the Department on March 1, 1996.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mallie Holland; mother, Virginia Holland; daughter, Patricia Elson; and grandson, Corey Elson.
David is survived by his brother, John Holland (Sue); daughter, Ginny Carver (Alan); son, Rick Holland; son, Michael Holland; daughter, Victoria Dickinson (Rob); daughter, Pamela Sale (Ken); son, Alexander Holland (Christine).
A viewing service for friends will be held on Saturday (Dec. 21, 2013) between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at Lord and Stephens East Chapel located on 4355 Lexington Road, Athens, Ga. 30605.
The memorial service for family and friends will be held on Sunday (Dec. 22, 2013) at 3 p.m. also located at Lord and Stephens East Chapel on 4355 Lexington Road Athens, Ga. 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East is in charge of arrangements.