Lowell E. Holland

Lowell E. Holland went to be withhis Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,on Jan. 27, 2012.Lowell was born March 6, 1928,to Ernest E. and Myrtle Hollandin Loraine, Texas. On March 3,1950, Lowell married Wanda JunePatton in Big Spring, Texas. Theywere married for 61 years beforeJune passed away March 7, 2011.Lowell served in the UnitedStates Marine Corps, receiving the Purple Heartfor his service in the Korean War, where he lost hiseyesight in frontline combat. After recovering fromhis injuries, Lowell attended Bethany NazareneCollege, Oklahoma University and Texas Tech University,receiving degrees in social science, educationalcounseling and guidance and rehabilitation.Lowell worked for the state of Kansas for morethan 30 years, serving as an administrator of theKansas Rehabilitation Center for the Blind inTopeka, Kan. After his retirement, Lowell and Junetraveled extensively in their RV, and devoted timeto work and witness trips in Casa Robles, Calif., andKenya, Africa.Lowell devoted his whole life to serving the Lordand others through his service in rehabilitating theblind, as well as serving in the Nazarene Church.He was a member of Fairlawn Church of the Nazarenewhile in Topeka, and most recently of BethanyFirst Church of the Nazarene in Bethany Oklahoma.He received both the Outstanding AlumniAward and the “B” Award from Southern NazareneUniversity.In his spare time, he enjoyed wood working andcreating lamps, furniture and other items the familynow treasures. Lowell left behind a legacy ofChristian faith to his daughter, Cyndi Lackey andhusband Lyndel, from Oklahoma, City; his threegrandchildren, Jonathan, Juliana and Jace; as wellas many family members and friends who weretouched by the positive, strong spirit he portrayedin his life.Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday,Jan. 30, 2012, at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service. Acelebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,Jan. 31, 2012, in the chapel of Mercer-Adams withinterment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, OklahomaCity, Okla.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to theSouthern Nazarene University Scholarship fund.To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.comPaid obituary