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“Be strong and of good courage..for the Lord thy God is with thee. (Joshua 1:9) Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way Mrs.Holland during...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Lisa Shead Erwin

“Margaret Garrett Thomas ”
2 of 38 | Posted by: Margaret G. Thomas

“Remembering Jim from our days working together at Camp Hope, a YMCA camp near Canton, NC. We were pals back then and he was always noted for his...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Richard Hurley

“Hello Sarah,Ann Davis here. So sorry to hear your sad news. You were always so important to our Jack Hayes family during those great years. ...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Ann Davis

“My prayers go out to the Holland family! Coach Holland was a great coach, but a better person and mentor! He'll definitely be missed! ”
5 of 38 | Posted by: Wylan Terrell

“My deepest regrets go out the Holland family. Coach Holland was one of the most passionate coaches that I've had the honor of being around. He tried...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: kevin wright

“We were so sad to hear about the loss of Jim. We had a wonderful visit with him this summer when he visited Asheville NC. He was such a sweet...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Bud and Janice Liner

“My prayers and thoughts are with you. I, like so many others, have great Jim stories. He was a wonderful man, and I will miss him and his sense of...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Kim Coker

“Jim always was on the uptick and I appreciated him more than I could express. He brightened everyone's day....except those guys that goofed up. I...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Ed Zaunbrecher, NLU

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Holland family at this time. I coached with JIm at NLU and found him a tireless worker with a great passion for...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Kurt Heidtman, Monroe, La.

“Sarah, our prayers are with you and your family. We loved having you, Jim, Patrick, and Jay as neighbors during your time in Monroe, and we feel so...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Dian and Bob Duncan

“Thank you for your time at WKU. You taught us a lot about life and football. You will be missed. To the Holland family I have you in my prayers. ”
12 of 38 | Posted by: Jonathon Watts

“Mr. Holland was a great man, and he will be missed! Prayers go out to his family and friends! ”
13 of 38 | Posted by: Stephanie

“My thoughts and prayers are with Sarah, Patrick and Jay. I had the privilege of working with Jim during his days at NLU/ULM. Jim was very...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: David Overturf

“Jimmy and I have been best friends since the 1960's. Yes, 50+ years. We've played a million games against each other. I always thought that I was a...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Joe Bright, Asheville, N.C.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs Holland and the boys. Coach Holland was a great man. ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: Derek Thiel NLU

“Sarah, Patrick, Kaylee, and Jay, We extend our condolences to each of you in the loss of Jim. May the special memories of Jim's life console you and...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Bud and Linda Yonce - SC

“Dearest Holland Family-Although we do not know Mr. Holland personally, we do know his youngest son Jay. The definition of a parent is determined...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Cecelie Williams

“Sorry to hear of Coach Hollands passing. He was a passionate person who wanted the best for his players and drove them to succeed. Those of us who...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Robert W. Williamson

“My sincere condolences to the Holland family. I was one of the many student athletes that Coach Holland helped mold into men. I will always...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Dean Tiebout, WKU class of '88

“I was very sad when I heard of Jimmy passing,I knew jimmy in high school,he loved to win,he loved sports and a good person to be around,my heart goes...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: jack murdoch

“I loved coach, I still use the toughness he taught us in life and in business. My heart goes out to Sarah and the boys. I will always remember Jim,...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Chad Nerenberg

“My deepest sympathy go out to the Holland family. Coach Holland was a good coach and human being, always had a good time during those hot practices....Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Chad Lowe

“My heartfelt prayers go out to Sarah and the boys, Patrick and Jay. Jim always brought me up to date on his family when we had the opportunity to...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Bruce Peterson

“Jim touched a lot of lives while at Midway High School. He was always a “southern gentleman” and I enjoyed...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Lisa Smith

“Those BIG NASTY stories are still funny to this day. You could always count on him to make you laugh whether he meant to or not. A good man has been...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Tony Cain

“BIG NASTY!! God Bless you and your family. There has been many a story in Monroe, La that has included Jim Holland. My thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: JD

“Prayers are being sent up for the Holland family, find comfort in each others love & your precious memories. Thank you Coach Holland for your...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Vincel Anthony, WKU Football

“Thanks for all of the memories Coach Holland. You brought the best out of us as players and expected the most out of us as human beings.You were my...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: James Folston

“My deepest sympathy to the Holland family. ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Sue Clendennen

“Mr. Holland was an amazing and loving man. He had millions of ideas to make our school a better place. He inspired me to go to class and actually...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Jessica Chapin - hewitt, TX

“Sending out our love to you and your family for your loss.From the Speegleville Elem. Caferteria Staff. ”
32 of 38 | Posted by: Speegleville Caferteria Staff

“Thank you for your time at WKU, and tour contributions to the football team. To the Holland family and friends you have my family's thoughts and...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Jeff Cesarone

“Thank you Coach Holland for all you did for me and the team at Western Kentucky University. Some great memories and times. God rest your soul. ...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: David Armstrong

“My prayers go out to Mr. Hollands family he was my principle and he got me through alot in high school he was an amazing man " good morning midway"...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Crystal Louise Stanley-Evans

“I'll never forget Mr Holland. He was my principal and took care of me, I'll always appreciate the chances he gave me even when I didn't deserve them....Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Samantha Westmoreland

“My deepest sympathy for a wonderful family. ”
37 of 38 | Posted by: Monica Williams

“Mr.Holland was great man I liked seeing him at Midway High School and He Like seeing me and Prayers go out to there family. ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: James DeMuynck

James Carroll "Jim" Holland April 8, 1949 – October 5, 2013 James Carroll Holland of Woodway passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel, presided over by Mr. Harold W. Earls. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room. Jim was born April 8, 1949, in Asheville, North Carolina, to James Carroll Holland, Sr., and Dorothy Bazemore Holland. A four sport lettermen in football, baseball, basketball and track and field, Jim graduated from Lee Edwards High School in 1967 and was a recipient of a football scholarship to Appalachian State University, where he graduated in 1971. After graduation Jim began a lifelong career of service in the development of young men and women, as a teacher and coach. Starting his career as a high school football coach in Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, Jim progressed to the collegiate coaching ranks at Clemson University, where he also earned a Masters in Education Administration in 1975. Over the next twenty years, Jim had coaching stints at East Carolina University, Wofford College, Delta State University, Western Kentucky, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and finally Baylor University. In the years prior to his retirement, Jim served as a teacher and administrator at Connally and Midway Independent School Districts, with a specific focus on under privileged and struggling students. In a career spanning over four decades, Jim undoubtedly touched the lives of thousands of young men and women in a positive way and will be long remembered for his dedication, positive attitude, and encouragement he brought to so many. Jim is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sarah Patrick Holland; and the pride of his life, his two sons, Captain Patrick Holland & wife, Kaylee, of Swansboro, North Carolina, and Jay Holland of Waco. He is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Holland of Asheville; and his sister, Jean Holland Deweese. Memorial donations can be made in Jim's name to the Midway High School Special Olympics at 13885 Woodway Dr., Woodway, TX 76712. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at