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Kenneth Holland (9-2-16) service 9-6-16

Kenneth M. Holland, age 78, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 2. 
Ken loved serving his church, First Baptist Concord, whom he was a member of since 1973.  He was a longtime member of the Faithful Followers Sunday school class there.  He was born in Hardin County, being raised in a rural, beautiful area of the western part of the state. He married his wife, Betty, on June 21, 1959, in Saltillo. 
Being drafted in 1961, Ken was part of the armed forces (Army), serving our country in Germany. Upon honorable discharge and returning to the States in late 1963, Ken and Betty resumed their life in Tennessee, living in Memphis, then Nashville, eventually moving their family to Knoxville in 1973.  Ken spent 37 years with Kenworth of Tennessee, retiring from there in 2003. 
He and Betty quickly started enjoying retirement, living his dream of traveling the states in their motor home. Ken and Betty spent countless hours serving and ministering through Mission of Hope in Knoxville.  A charitable organization very dear to his heart helping communities all over Appalachia.  Over the past several years, Ken served as the Adjutant at Post 278 of the American Legion in Knoxville. 
Ken is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Chris Holland of Nashville; son, Todd Holland; daughter-in-law, Angel; grandsons, Joshua and Logan all of Knoxville; brother, Gerald Holland, sister-in-law, Deborah Holland of Scotts Hill; and several loving nieces and nephews, along with brothers-in-law/sister-in-law: David Delaney, Jimmy Delaney and wife Shirley, and Robert Delaney.
A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church Concord with Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Military honors were presented at the close of service. 
Interment was private for family at Shady Grove Cemetery in Hardin County. 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Kenneth’s name to Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 51824, Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-1824. Online condolences can be made at Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel is in charge.

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