OBITUARY

Samuel Matthew Holland, Jr.

February 7, 1936May 7, 2019

Samuel M. Holland, Jr., 83, of Round Rock, passed away on May 7, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on February 7, 1936 to Samuel and Dorothy Holland in Galveston, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Texas. On February 10, 1962, he married Cecilia Petru and they resided in Austin, Texas. They later moved to New Mexico, living in Farmington, Gallup, and Alamogordo before returning to Texas in 1991, choosing Round Rock for their home. Sam was a loving husband, father, and devoted friend. He worked for the Gas Company of New Mexico for 30 years and was a lifelong member of the Rotary Club. Always ready to recount a story or tell a joke, he touched countless lives with his good humor and warm spirit.

Sam is survived by his daughters Samantha Manuel and husband, Rob of Garrett, Indiana; Stephanie Kuehl and husband, Brian of Pflugerville; son Samuel and wife Billie Jo of Georgetown; grandchildren Kyle, Angelina, Riley, Elijah, Gavin and Bree.

He is preceded in death by his wife, mother, and father.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home and a memorial service will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Sam is survived by his daughters Samantha Manuel and husband, Rob of Garrett, Indiana; Stephanie Kuehl and husband, Brian of Pflugerville; son Samuel and wife Billie Jo of Georgetown; grandchildren Kyle, Angelina, Riley, Elijah, Gavin and Bree.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, mother, and father.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Memories

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Carol Hearn

May 14, 2019

I will always remember Sam's smile and firm handshake as he greeted me to the Rotary meetings.

Jen Henderson

May 14, 2019

Sam was the first person I met when I thought about joining Rotary. He was always smiling, always in a great mood and was the person who started us with the pledge. I will forever hear him say "ALL RISE, Hand over the heart" then we would all join him in the pledge of allegiance. He will be missed. He made me feel welcome at the meetings and made me want to show up just to see how things were with him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY