Obituary – Hollander, Richard William

Richard William Hollander

Class of 1970

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Richard Hollander

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Richard William Hollander

July 13, 1952 – July 16, 2019

Funeral Services for Richard W. Hollander, 66, Walters, Oklahoma, will be at the Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, OK, on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., with Ministers Troy Woolery and Don Crow officiating and burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of the Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Richard William Hollander was born on October 13, 1952, at Enid, OK, to William and Eileen (Wooden) Hollander, and departed this life at his home in Walters, OK, on July 16, 2019, at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 3 days.

He grew up in Lawton, Enid and Perry, OK. He graduated from Perry High School in Perry, OK. This is where he calls home.

He was married to Mary Ann Geer on November 7, 1984, in Perry, OK.

Richard worked for several different manufacturing companies and then in 1983 he started preaching in the Church of Christ. He was the minister of several congregations including, Crescent, OK; Gore, OK; Temple, OK; Burkburnett, TX; Stonewall, OK; and Walters, OK. He loved serving his Lord, and going on mission trips. He was a member of the Walters Church of Christ.

He loved the great outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish and trap furbearers. He also loved coon hunting and raising Treeing Walker Coon Hounds. There were nights that Mary wouldn’t know when he would be home from hunting.

He really loved his family and enjoyed every chance he got to be with them even for a short visit.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents.

Survivors include his wife Mary Ann of the home; 5 sisters, Patty Ritthaler & husband Randy of Stillwater, OK, Nancy Hurst & husband David of Ninnekah, OK, Linda Miller & husband Allen of Orlando, OK, Brenda Woolery & husband Troy of Perry, OK, and Judy Koch & husband Bruce of Perry, OK; 2 brothers; Leonard Hollander of Perry, OK, & Ray Hollander of Craig, CO; Many nieces and nephews and friends.

Richard will be greatly missed but he is now being comforted in the arms of his dear Savior.