Carl Linwood Holland, 93, peacefully made his journey home on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Carl was born on July 21, 1929, on the family farm in Comus, Maryland to Earl Linwood Holland and Mildred Winonna (Dennison) Holland. He was married for 66 years to Joyce R. (Dixon) Holland (pre-deceased).
Carl was a graduate of Poolesville High School and a resident of Montgomery County throughout his life. He worked on the family farm until it was sold and later became a professional painter for many years until beginning a career with Montgomery County Government. Following retirement, he started a successful lawn service (Dutchland Lawns) with his sons which operated for many years. He then returned to his true love of farming and raising Shorthorn cattle/Dutchland Acres until he officially retired at the age of 80. He enjoyed traveling to many cattle shows both locally and nationally. He was a member of the Maryland Shorthorn Association for many years as well as the American Shorthorn Association. In the 1960s Carl coached the travel baseball and football teams with the Gaithersburg Sports Association. For many years he sponsored and coached a men’s softball team. He was an avid supporter of the Montgomery County 4-H throughout his life. He enjoyed helping his grandchildren with their 4-H projects and helped to spearhead many of the most profitable 4-H Cake Sales at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair where he introduced the “Sweet Tooth Syndicate.” He was also a supporter of the 4-H Livestock Sales. Carl was a lifetime member of the Izaak Walton League.
Carl is survived by his sister Mildred H. Thompson, his children Carl Linwood Holland II (Lynn), April Outman, Earle Sidney Holland (Linda). He dearly loved and cherished his grandchildren, Carl Holland III (Tricia), Bart Oland (Kelly), Kelli Ray (Wayne), David Outman (Heather), Lee Holland (Casey), Anna Outman, Melissa Dean (Michael) and Heather Beidle (Nat). The light of his life were his 14 great-grandchildren. He was a devoted Uncle to Timothy Kinna. He is also survived by his brother-in-law David Snedden. He was predeceased in death by his sister, Vivian Earleen Snedden and nephew James Thompson. He was very thankful for the loving care that his daughter, April, gave him during the last seven years of his life.
Relatives and friends may visit on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 10am to 11am at the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882, where a funeral service will be held at 11am. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. In memo line please note: Carl Holland Scholarship.
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