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Michael L. Holland

Michael L. Holland

March 14, 1953 - May 10, 2018     Age: 65

Michael Larry Holland, 65, of Fernandina Beach passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Warner Center for Caring.

A life-long resident of Fernandina Beach, he was a son of the late Arnold Ernest Holland and Doris Jean Tanner Holland.

He was a member of the 1971 graduating class of Fernandina Beach High School and began a career in construction. He would eventually operate D.L. Holland Construction.

He was a fisherman extraordinaire. He loved to brag about how he went to Hawaii and caught a nearly 900 pound marlin. At 14 feet, 8 inches and 889 pounds, it was nearly a record. He took great delight in being able to show everyone his catch because it was mounted and is displayed at the Crab Trap Restaurant to this day.

He loved his family and his work. He will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, father and grandfather and brother.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a son, James Harrison Holland and his brothers, Lawrence John Holland and David Craig Holland.

He leaves behind his wife, Debbie Holland of Fernandina Beach, Florida; four children, Cris (Misty) Holland, Heather (Ben) Hall, Jordan (Kristi) Holland, and Jarred Holland all of Fernandina Beach, Florida;  his mother, Doris Holland of Fernandina Beach, Florida; his step-children, Tiffany (Ryan) Butler of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Erick Lambright of Fernandina Beach, Florida and Lauren (Charles) Wilder of Yulee, Florida; his siblings, Aaron Holland of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Bambi (Richard) Johnson of Glen St. Mary, Florida; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Journey Church.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until the hour of service at the church.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Community Hospice and Palliative Care for many special ways of caring for him and the family.

Those desiring may make donations, in his memory to the American Lung Association, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, Florida  32216.


12 Condolences

  • Nick Deonas Posted May 11, 2018 3:02 pm

    We will miss Mike. He was a caring and loving father, brother, son, husband, uncle and all around family man. Mike always stood by his word, if he told you something you could go to the bank with it. I will miss his down to earth and honesty. One of the finest men I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. Our prayers are for his family at their time of loss. God Bless.

  • Judy Thornton Owens and family. Posted May 11, 2018 10:02 pm

    My condolences and prayers to the family for the loss of a wonderful man, loving father, husband, brother, son and good friend to so many whose lives he touched. He will surely be missed. May he rest in peace in God’s arms.

  • Carl and Barbara Anderson Posted May 12, 2018 5:55 am

    Our condolences and prayers to his family and friends.

  • Tricia Bohannon Posted May 15, 2018 10:17 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Holland family, & to all of his many friends and loved ones. I respect & appreciate someone who tells it like it is, and Mike did that. I know he will be sorely missed. God bless you all!! Xoxo

  • Kathy Lawrence Posted May 15, 2018 10:21 am

    Thoughts and prayers to all family and friends

  • Jimmy and Joyce Sofge Posted May 15, 2018 10:45 am

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family..,

  • Billy Skipper Posted May 15, 2018 12:20 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to all the Family. He will be greatly missed

  • Brian and Susan McCarthy Posted May 15, 2018 1:21 pm

    My condolences go out to Mike’s family and friends. I was one of Mike’s classmates. I always remember his zest for life. You could always count on Mike to be there for you. God Bless Mike and his Family.

  • David Howard Posted May 15, 2018 8:29 pm

    his death takes the wind out of my sails……so sorry to face up to his loss. Dave Howard

  • Bill and Debie Kearney Posted May 15, 2018 9:02 pm

    So sorry for your loss, you and the family are in our prayers

  • Alan & Bunny Cover Posted May 16, 2018 9:36 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of a fine man. Prayers for the family.

  • Simeon crews Posted May 16, 2018 9:39 am

    I only knew Mike for a short time but he was a great easy going fellow with a winning smile. He attended the Annual meeting of his HOA and supported his wife in many ways. They were a great couple and a community asset. I will miss his ‘can do’ attitude and winning smile. My condolences to his wife Debbie and the rest of the family. Simeon Crews / A New Plan Property Mgmt.

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