Michael (Squirrel) Holland

March 13, 2023

Michael (Squirrel) Holland, 78, of Molino, FL, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023. He was born in Pensacola, FL, on December 8, 1945, to David and Definel Holland. He was married to Sherry for 34 years. Mike was in Corrections for Escambia County Road Prison for 33 years. He was a member of Highland Church. Mike had a passion for hunting and fishing.

Mike is preceded in death by his father, David Holland and his mother, Definel Holland.

Mike is survived by his wife, Sherry Holland; daughter, Irish Houlihan; grandson, Zachary Rink; grandson, Noah Rink; granddaughter, Marissa Rink; brother Edward (Maude) Holland; sister, Edna Jean (Lee) Pollitt, and a host of nieces and nephews, and many lifelong friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 PM. Ron Gilley will be officiating.


4 Responses to “Michael (Squirrel) Holland”

  1. Sidney Sharp on March 22nd, 2023 3:20 pm

    So sorry to learn of Mikes’ passing. My late husband Lee worked with Mike at the road prison, Mike was one of his favorite people. Condolences to the family and friends.

  2. Jeff Bohannon on March 15th, 2023 1:50 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing! I had the honor and privilege of serving with him when he served as a Corrections Officer at the Escambia County Road Prison. He was respected by all, and certainly by me. Our prayers are with Sherry and the family.

  3. Glenda Holland Newsom on March 14th, 2023 6:25 pm

    May God give strength to Uncle Mike’s family, this was such a shock to everyone. Uncle Mike you will be missed Our Prayers are with your Love Ones. In His past He has helped a lot of people.

  4. Glenda Holland Newsom on March 14th, 2023 5:15 pm

    This was such a shock! Mike has always been so sweet, He really loved his Nephews. He taught me and Tim one of his nephews how to shoot a Squirrel when he is running on a limb. Just shoot a little ahead of him. And;; when he and I went hunting while Edward was overseas in the Army, I killed my first Squirrel with Mike’s rife. He also taught me how to catch Croppy when we went fishing . I lived with the Hollands for a short span while Edward was overseas. I had Tim my oldest son at the time when he was about 2 he stayed on the Holland farm for a while so Tim could enjoy his UNCLE Mike . Mike took up a lot of time with him and Tim will tell you today, how Uncle Mike taught him to squirrel hunt an also to fish. Mike was a great outdoor sportsman. He had the personality to go with it. He will be missed so very much.

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