William Vernie Holland, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at his home.
He was born Oct. 25, 1928, at Lilbourn, Mo., son of William Vernie and Carrie Mae Brooks Holland. He and Shirley Wingfield were married Nov. 1, 1953, in Pontotoc, Miss.
Holland owned and operated several service stations in Cape Girardeau, and had been a real estate agent with Meyer Realty. He was of the Protestant belief.
He served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 15, 1950, to Sept. 15, 1952.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Terre Bowers of Cape Girardeau; a granddaughter and husband, Kandra and Merit Voshage of Columbia, Mo.; four brothers, Jerry Holland of Brooksville, Fla., Walter Holland of Paragould, Ark., Alfred Holland of Flint, Mich., Richard Holland of Dexter, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Moss of Charleston, Mo., and Ethel Morrison of Pontotoc, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert and Jewell Holland; and two sisters, Josephine and Cletus Marie Holland.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. today.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Cooper officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Southeast Hospice.