Samuel Lee Holland, 92, of French Lick, died June 27 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper with his four
children by his side.
One of eleven children, he was born March 12, 1929 in Orange County to Samuel W. Holland and Sarah
Edith Denbo Holland. On August 13, 1949, he married Thelma Fern Apple. They were married for 71
years before she passed away last November.
Sam was a 1947 graduate of Paoli High School, a pipefitter, and a member of Youngs Creek Church of
Christ. He was deeply loved and revered by his family. A man with an unparalleled work ethic, he not
only helped to construct schools and hospitals as a pipefitter, but he raised cattle on his farm and
tended a huge garden. He genuinely enjoyed meeting new people, as well as nurturing old friendships,
but he was happiest when he was sharing a memory, a laugh, or a hug with his family.
He was preceded in death by his son Sammy Mark Holland, granddaughter Karolyn Slotten, and great-
grandson Jacob Fontanetta. His parents and all of his siblings preceded him in death. His brothers were
Wilbur, Charles, Gene, and Howard Holland. His sisters were Ruby Robbins, Amy Kaiser, Lottie Crowe,
Lois Holland, Mildred Pauline Holland, and Mary Seybold.
He is survived by his children: Barbara Holland Agan (Jeffrey) of Floyds Knobs, Kelly Lee Holland of
English, Jerry L. Holland (Connie) of Paoli, and Jo Leigh Holland of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren: Holly
Agan Fontanetta (Joseph) of Goose Creek, SC, Kristin Agan Ogden (James N. IV) of Mobile, AL, Jennipher
Holland Carter of Paoli, Samuel D. Holland (Jo Ellen) of Bedford, Jerri R. Holland Corbin (Michael) of
Bedford, Benton Lee Holland (Sarah) of Paoli, John B. Agan (Melissa) of Anchorage, KY, Kyley Holland
Lausch (Adam) of Virginia, Kimberly Holland Brock (Chad) of Bedford, Hillary Slotten Wimsatt (Robert) of
Georgetown, and Haley Holland of Bedford; grandson by marriage: Nathan Hughes (Lindsey) of Bedford;
33 great-grandchildren: Catherine Fontanetta, Caroline Fontanetta, Virginia Holland Ogden, Beatrice
Ogden, Alexandria Carnes, Wesley Carnes, Ian Strange, Keagan Strange, Parker Carter, MarciAnna
Carter, Samuel D. Holland, Jay Holland, Mallory Holland, Tucker Corbin, Houston Corbin, Wyatt Corbin,
Alyssa Holland, Isaiah Holland, Zackery Holland, Jeremiah Holland, Johona Holland, Eliza Agan, Jack
Agan, Henry Agan, Nicholas Reynolds, Belle Reynolds, Adley Lausch, Chase Brock, Ani Jo Brock, Ryleigh
Wimsatt, Hallie Wimsatt, Bo Hughes, and Blayze Hughes; eight great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law
Sue Holland, Bonnie Bennett, and Joy Pittman; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
McAdams Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Visitation will take place from five to eight p.m. on
Thursday. The funeral will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with burial following at Patoka Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Patoka Chapel Cemetery, c/o Connie Livingston, 9018 S County
Road, 625 West, English, IN 47118.
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