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Francis Nicholas "Nick" Holland

Francis Nicholas "Nick" Holland, beloved husband of Marvella Holland, passed away on Saturday morning March 29, 2014.
Nick was born on June 6, 1925, to F.N. Holland Sr. and Pearless Paul in Rapides Parrish, La.
While in the U.S. Navy, he served his time in the Pacific during World War II. After his service in the Navy, he completed his college degree at Southeastern College, La. Nick's career was spent with Shell Oil Co. and as a landscape contractor until his retirement in Tyler.
He is survived by his wife, Marvella Holland, whom he met in Morgan City, La., and married on Dec. 10, 1955.
Nick was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Carolyn Holland-Wells; six brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Marvella, of Tyler; one son, Brian Holland, of Kempner; one sister, Mattie Childs and husband Chic, of Alabaster, Ala.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors. Burial will follow in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Apr. 1, 2014
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