THE FLAGLER TRIBUNE
Thursday, October 22, 1953
David Lyle Holland, 37, died suddenly from a heart attack at his home, St. Johns Park, about six o'clock Sunday morning.
Mr. Holland, who was a life long resident of Flagler County, was in the farming and cattle business. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the Thirty-first Division in the Pacific theatre. He participated in three invasions before he was wounded. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge and several oak leaf clusters. He was a member of the Bunnell Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Effie Holland; three children, Bonnie, Donald and William; his mother, Mrs. Maude Holland, all of Bunnell; four sisters, Mrs. Wilda Cobb and Mrs. Marjorie Robertson of Bunnell; Mrs. Lota Nevin and Mrs. Oveida Giebert, Jacksonville; two brothers, Z. Dean Holland and Z. G. Holland, Jr., both of Bunnell.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon from the Bunnell Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. L. E. Watkins, officiating. Burial was in the Espanola Cemetery with Garcia Funeral Home of St. Augustine in charge.
Pallbearers were Arden Kinney, Curtis Deen, Martin Harding, Steve Sparkman, Bill Burnsed and John Buckles.