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Michael Thomas Holland passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Lexington, S.C., after a brief illness.
He had just turned 62 years old Jan. 24, 2008. He was born in Cape Girardeau to William Lester "Red" and Grace Louise Brucher Holland.
Holland attended St. Mary's Grade School, Notre Dame and Central high schools.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Southeast Missouri State University and earned a bachelor of science degree. Later he entered the University of South Carolina and received a master of science degree. It was during this time at the University of South Carolina that he met his wife, Linda.
He was employed by the state of South Carolina as the cartographer for the Research and Statistical Department, a division of the Budget and Control Board. He retired in 2004.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Linda Holloway Holland, 132 Land-of-the-Lakes, Lexington, S.C., 29073; his only son by a previous marriage, Lt. Steven M. Holland and wife Patti of Atsugi Naval Air Facility in Japan; two brothers, William C. Holland and wife Leisa of St. Peters, Mo., John L. Holland and wife Michelle of Washington, Mo.; a sister, Mary L. Goforth and husband Ralph of Simpson, La.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation was handled March 4 by Caughman-Harman Funeral Home in Lexington.
A small memorial service was held March 5 at the home of family friends, Mr. and Mrs. Harper, in Columbia, S.C.
Memorials may be made to the charity of choice in lieu of flowers.