ILWACO — Ted Wallace Holland, a resident of Long Beach, passed away on May 28, 2017 in Ilwaco, Wash., at the age of 70. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico on Jan. 16, 1947, and was the son of Wilford and Miriam (Wallace) Holland.
Ted was an Air Force brat whose father moved around, while serving in the Air Force, before retiring in North Carolina. Ted graduated from Rock Springs High School in Denver, North Carolina then joined the Air Force, serving four years. When he returned back home he met and married the love of his life, Zoe Cloninger on October 23, 1971.
Ted felt the Lord calling him to be a pastor so he moved with his family to Fletcher, North Carolina to attend Fruitland Baptist Bible College.
After graduation, Ted was called to serve as pastor to Hamilton Baptist Church in Hamilton, Wash. There he served for six years before moving on to a church in Salmo, British Columbia, Canada, where he served approximately five years. In the summer of 1993 he and his family moved to Ocean Park, Wash., where he served at Immanuel Baptist Church until 1995.
After resigning from being pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, he went to work as a long haul truck driver, in addition to being the pastor of New Hope Baptist Mission, a church start, also in Ocean Park. At the time of his death he was working for Camping World towing and delivering camping trailers to their sales lots. Ted was a very loving dedicated Christian man to his wife and family. He was a member of the Oceanview Baptist church.
Ted loved working on computers and helping people with their computer problems. He loved playing guitar and learning to play each one he had in his collection.
Ted is survived by his wife, Zoe, of Long Beach; children, Clay (Shannon) Holland of Passadena, Maryland, Amanda Holland of Kirkland, Wash., Laddie Caleb (Melissa) Holland of Anchorage, Alaska and Joshua (Michele) Holland of Tigard, Oregon; a brother, Frank Holland of Gastonia, NC; his sisters, Barbara Steele of Denver, NC and Cecelia Jordan of Lincolnton, NC; and three grandchildren.
A fund to assist the family has been established at gofundme.com/ted-holland-memorial-fund. Ted was the sole support for his family.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Oceanview Baptist Church, Pacific Highway, Long Beach.
In lieu of flowers please send any contributions of support to gofundme.com/ted-holland-memorial-fund.
Arrangements are by Penttila’s Chapel by The Sea and his guest book is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.