On Monday, July 28, lifelong Ashland resident Perry Jackson "Jack" Hollan, age 81, was called to his eternal rest. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.
Born September 12, 1932 to the late Eula Utterback Hollan and Colson C. Hollan, Mr. Hollan was the sixth of their nine children. He served as Class President of the Ashland High School Class of 1950. He had been commissioned into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and was also named a Kentucky Admiral. During his work career, Mr. Hollan was employed in various occupations, including sales and self-employment in multiple independent businesses. He enjoyed home improvement projects and was a skilled carpenter. Mr. Hollan loved his family, the art of conversation, politics, and the Ashland community. He had a gift for storytelling, and he always loved a good joke, especially if he was telling it. Mr. Hollan is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Doris Stephens Hollan of Ashland. He and his wife had four daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Hollan was very proud of his entire family, and especially of his wife Doris who served as the elected Boyd County Clerk from 2003-2006. Jack was a member of Second Baptist Church.
Besides his wife Doris, survivors include his daughters Linda (Robert Jr.) Bonstein of Marietta, Georgia; Debra Watson of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; Jenny (Ron) Dixon of Wellington, Florida; and Laura (Tim) Turman of Taylors, South Carolina. Surviving grandchildren include Kristen Bonstein (Ryan Dowd) of Boston, Massachusetts; Robert Bonstein, III of Brooklyn, New York; Katie (Michael) Finney of Irvine, California; Megan (Elliott) Christ of Brooklyn, New York; Sarah (Jordan) Plumbee of Durham, North Carolina; Emily Turman of Taylors, South Carolina; and Mary Beth Dixon of Wellington, Florida. In addition, he is survived by two great-grandchildren, Wayne and Moira Dowd of Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Hollan also has four surviving siblings: Wendell Hollan of Lexington, Kentucky; Ruth Genevieve Baker of Ashland, Kentucky; Fred Hollan of Dunedin, Florida; and Charles K. Hollan of Lexington, Kentucky. He is survived by many other extended family members.
Preceding Mr. Hollan in death besides his parents include son-in-law Luther Watson of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and his brothers Vincent Hollan, Ralph Hollan, Carl Hollan, and Gerald Hollan.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Steen Funeral Home, with visitation at their 13th Street location, 3409 13th Street, Ashland, KY on Wednesday, July 30 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Visitation will also be on Thursday, July 31 from 1 pm to 2 pm at Second Baptist Church, 4950 Williams Avenue in Ashland, prior to the 2 pm funeral service. Rev. Edward Caudill and Rev. C.J. Adkins will be officiating. An interment service will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park's Mausoleum.
If desired, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Second Baptist Church at 4950 Williams Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101, or to Ashland Community Hospice by contacting 800-926-6184 or mailing a donation to their offices at1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
Rose Hill Burial Park