Our beloved William Keith Holland, 57, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 25, 1963 in Alamance County to the late William “Bill” Jackson Holland and Shirley Lea Evans Holland who survives; and was married to Annette Saunders Holland of the home.
Keith was a former part-owner of Spike’s Gourmet Burgers at Carolina Beach, before becoming the N.C. Territory Sales Manager of Camcor, Inc. for 17 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Elon; he attended Elon University and graduated from UNC Wilmington. He enjoyed cooking, storytelling, fishing, boating and spending time at Carolina Beach with his family and friends. We were blessed to learn many lessons from Keith during his 57 years among us: “Stand firm in your faith”, “Whatever you do, do it with passion” and “Be there for others when they’re hurting”. Keith was a loving husband, step dad, son, brother, uncle and friend to many who will be dearly missed.
Survivors other than his wife, Annette Holland and his mother, Shirley Holland include his step children, Jeron Setzer and Bailee Setzer; a sister, Karen H. Durham; nieces, Shanda (Nic) Ingle, Krissy (Stan) Roberts and Brittany Campbell; nephews, Nick Parker, Jace Durham, and Evan (Brandie) Durham; 9 great nieces and nephews; father-in-law, Jerry Saunders and wife, Deeann; and his beloved fur boy, Clifford. Keith was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Kimley “Kim” Shay Holland Parker.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Friday, December 18, 2020 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. David Durham with the burial to follow in Alamance Memorial Park. The public viewing for Keith’s beloved friends and family will be held on Thursday from 12pm to 5pm and Friday from 8am to 1:45pm prior to the service. The service will be live streamed.
The family would like to express their appreciation to all the staff at the Duke Cancer Center and the hospice nurses for their compassion and loving support that was shown to Keith and the family during his illness.
Memorials may be made to the Duke Cancer Center, www.dukecancerinstitute.org or to UNC Hospice, 287 East Street, Suite 221, Pittsboro, NC 27312.