C. Holland

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 28, 2010

C. Bryant Holland

Franklin – Claude Bryant Holland, 56, formerly of Norfolk, passed away June 27, 2010 at Sentara Leigh Hospital. He was born in Norfolk, the son of the late Carroll M. and Odelle H. Holland. Bryant attended Virginia Tech and was a retired interior designer and title examiner.

Mr. Holland was a life long member of Christ United Methodist Church where he had served as photographer on the Records and History Committee, Chair of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Property Committee, Administrative Board, and as a long time member of the choir.

He is survived by his life partner of 32 years, Ricky Sluss; his sister, Carolyn Betz and husband, Tom; his nephew, Jeffrey Estes and his daughter, Caroline Estes. He also leaves several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family, along with his much loved pugs, Wallis and Edward.

The funeral will be conducted at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Dr. Dan Abbott, Rev. Robert Copper, and the Rev. Francis Copper officiating. Interment will follow in Holland Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1601 E. Bayview Blvd, Norfolk, Va. 23503. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.