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Holland B. Coulter

Company D-2

10 Jan 1938 - 2 Feb 2018

Place of Death: Hendersonville, NC

Inurnment: West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY

It is with great regret and sorrow that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Dutch Coulter, on February 2, 2018, in Hendersonville, NC.

Dutch is survived by his wife, Gail; their daughter, Julia; their daughter, Melissa and her husband, Paul Holloway; their son, Reed; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 PM, Saturday, 10 February at Providence Baptist Church, 1201 Oakland Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792. A reception will follow. The funeral for Dutch Coulter is scheduled at 1:30 PM, Thursday, 21 June 2018, at the West Point Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to Gail at 129 Stonebridge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739-7700.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in Dutch’s memory be made to Providence Baptist Church, 1201 Oakland Street, Hendersonville, NC

Well done, Dutch. Be thou at peace.


Class Memorial Pages\D-2 Dutch Coulter.pdf


LTC (Ret) Holland "Dutch" Brewster Coulter, age 80, died suddenly on February 2, 2018 in Flat Rock, NC. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry Brewster Coulter and Maxine Smith Coulter.

Dutch grew up in Dade City, FL. He was a member of the West Point United States Military Academy class of 1961 and earned a M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In the Field Artillery, he served overseas in Korea, Germany and was a Vietnam veteran. A holder of two patents, he retired from the military after 22 years and had a subsequent engineering career in the area of mathematical analysis.

Dutch was a member of Providence Baptist Church, Hendersonville, NC. Over the course of his life and travels he served in many churches as deacon, softball coach, youth leader, Sunday School teacher, trumpet player, and most recently, clergy spouse. He took great pleasure assisting in 5th grade math classes at Bruce Drysdale Elementary. His constant companion in recent years was his Weimaraner, Buddy.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gail Coulter; children, Julia Coulter, Melissa Holloway (Paul) and William Reed Coulter; grandchildren, Chapney, Abigail, Callie and Lillian Holloway; brother, Wayne (Pam) and several nieces and nephews,

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 10, 1 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, Hendersonville. Final interment will be at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Memorial gifts may be given to Providence Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6476, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Published in The Times-News on Feb. 9, 2018