From submitted reports
Lafon Bryan Holland, 84, of Canadian, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at his daughter Pamela’s home in McAlester.
A graveside memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service & Crematory.
He was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Shawnee. He was married for 53 years to Homa B. Holland. He was a father of six and retired as a newspaper supervisor with USA Today among other newspapers. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy and was awarded the Navy combat medal for World War II. He has lived in Canadian for the past 23 years.
He is survived by his sons, David Holland, Randy Holland and Bryan Holland III; daughters, Susan Callison, Pamela Harley and Lisa Peurrung; 23 grandchildren, Nicole, Kori, Dana, David, Sarah, Garret, Megan, Bick, Todd, Bryce, Holly, Dylan, Jordin, Ryan, Brittany, Olivia, Madison, Marshall, Wesley, Abby, Penelope, Gabriel and Sadie; three great grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends.