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Lowell E. Holland

February 13, 2012

Lowell E. Holland went to be with
his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
on Jan. 27, 2012.
Lowell was born March 6, 1928,
to Ernest E. and Myrtle Holland
in Loraine, Texas. On March 3,
1950, Lowell married Wanda June
Patton in Big Spring, Texas. They
were married for 61 years before
June passed away March 7, 2011.
Lowell served in the United
States Marine Corps, receiving the Purple Heart
for his service in the Korean War, where he lost his
eyesight in frontline combat. After recovering from
his injuries, Lowell attended Bethany Nazarene
College, Oklahoma University and Texas Tech University,
receiving degrees in social science, educational
counseling and guidance and rehabilitation.
Lowell worked for the state of Kansas for more
than 30 years, serving as an administrator of the
Kansas Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in
Topeka, Kan. After his retirement, Lowell and June
traveled extensively in their RV, and devoted time
to work and witness trips in Casa Robles, Calif., and
Kenya, Africa.
Lowell devoted his whole life to serving the Lord
and others through his service in rehabilitating the
blind, as well as serving in the Nazarene Church.
He was a member of Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene
while in Topeka, and most recently of Bethany
First Church of the Nazarene in Bethany Oklahoma.
He received both the Outstanding Alumni
Award and the “B” Award from Southern Nazarene
In his spare time, he enjoyed wood working and
creating lamps, furniture and other items the family
now treasures. Lowell left behind a legacy of
Christian faith to his daughter, Cyndi Lackey and
husband Lyndel, from Oklahoma, City; his three
grandchildren, Jonathan, Juliana and Jace; as well
as many family members and friends who were
touched by the positive, strong spirit he portrayed
in his life.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 30, 2012, at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service. A
celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 31, 2012, in the chapel of Mercer-Adams with
interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma
City, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Southern Nazarene University Scholarship fund.
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