HOL­LAND, Henry Davis,

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - REMEBERING -

77, of Hen­rico, died peace­fully on Jan­uary 9, 2017. He was born in Richmond, Va., on July 15, 1939, and was pre­ceded in death by his mother, Louise Bruce Rat­cliffe; his fa­ther, Henry S. Hol­land III; and a sis­ter, El­iz­a­beth Louise, who died in in­fancy. He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 51 years, Brenda; his daugh­ter, Kathy Di­a­mond and her hus­band, Tim; his son, Dave; his daugh­ter, El­iz­a­beth; his sis­ter, Holly Jaffe and her hus­band, Marvin; and six grand­chil­dren, Will, Abby, Davis, Nick, Liza and Hank. Henry was raised in the north side of Richmond by his pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents and at­tended J.E.B. Stu­art El­e­men­tary, Chan­dler Mid­dle, and Thomas Jef­fer­son High School, grad­u­at­ing in 1958. He at­tended Wash­ing­ton and Lee Univer­sity and was a mem­ber of Sigma Nu fra­ter­nity, grad­u­at­ing in 1962. He earned a schol­ar­ship to at­tend med­i­cal school at MCV, re­ceiv­ing his M.D. de­gree in 1966, and com­plet­ing a ro­tat­ing in­tern­ship at Norfolk Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in 1966 to 1967. He spent his pro­fes­sional ca­reer as a psy­chi­a­trist, first at MCV as a res­i­dent and fac­ulty mem­ber, and later in pri­vate prac­tice. Grow­ing up in the Barton Heights neigh­bor­hood of Richmond, he ex­celled at base­ball and run­ning as a child un­til age 11, when he con­tracted po­lio in Septem­ber 1950, be­com­ing Richmond’s 37th po­lio case that year. He re­cov­ered at MCV Hos­pi­tal from Septem­ber 23 to De­cem­ber 18, 1950, and de­spite paral­y­sis that re­quired a brace on his right leg for the du­ra­tion of his life, he learned to walk and ride a bike again. Like many po­lio sur­vivors, he spent his life over­com­ing bar­ri­ers in the pur­suit of nor­malcy. Armed with a tire­less work ethic, a strong in­tel­lect and an in­domitable spirit to serve oth­ers, he was able to meet his life­long as­pi­ra­tions of be­com­ing a suc­cess­ful physi­cian, a de­voted hus­band, and a lov­ing fa­ther and grand­fa­ther. His faith was a guid­ing pres­ence through­out his life, and he was an ac­tive mem­ber of River Road Church, Bap­tist, for 50 years. He served as a Sun­day school teacher for young adults for many years, was an ac­tive mem­ber and oc­ca­sional teacher in the Shep­herd Bi­ble Study Class, and also served in the past as a Dea­con and as Chair of the Board of Ad­min­is­tra­tion. A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. on Satur­day, Jan­uary 14, in the sanc­tu­ary at River Road Church, Bap­tist, 8000 River Road, Hen­rico, Va. 23229. In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to CrossOver Min­istry, 8600 Quioc­casin Road, Hen­rico, Va. 23229.

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