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Gary Wayne Holland

April 12, 1952April 13, 2021

Gary Wayne Holland, 69, a native of Bogalusa, and resident of Pierre Part, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spoiling his family particularly his grandchildren. Gary was a jack of all trades and could fix anything you asked him to. He was a selfless man who had a passion for taking care of others espically his brother-in-law, Alvin Jr. “Binky”. After thirty plus years, Gary retired from the Louisiana State School for the deaf. Gary leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of forty one years, Cynthia McCarthy Holland; two daughters, Kelli Holland Burt (Mark) and Denise Holland Charlet (Anthony); six grandchildren, Korey Starns, Cadin Burt, Brielle Burt, Allen Charlet, Ashlyn Charlet, and Karleigh Charlet; four siblings, Paulette Holland Goudeau, Donna Holland Rushing, James Ardell Holland Sr. (Cathy), and John Gregory Holland and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Dennie Watts Holland; brother, John Gregory Holland, and one brother-in law, Alvis Goudeau Jr. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11am at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic with burial to follow in the church cemetery.


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Kendal Miller

May 7, 2021

Uncle Gary Wayne Holland ("Uncle G") a deeply passionate man with an unyielding dedicated to family. The man, whom I was named after, was more than an Uncle. In many ways he was a father to me. Teaching me life lessons and sharing personal challenges he had faced during his life hoping to guide me onto a better path. "The talk" you gave me, at the camp in the circle drive, DID have the effect you hoped it would have. I used it & I have NEVER Forgotten it. There are so many memories I have with him to cherish and carry within me. Most of my life, during Undergraduate School, I spent at The Hollands Camp in Isabel near the river. Uncle Gary would be there every other weekend religiously visiting his parents (my Grandparents). I looked forward to those weekends together hunting, fishing, working, and cooking. The great conversations we had while fishing or just being on the river together. We would be setting limb lines, baiting trout lines, and or running "Slat Traps". Oh...That cheese smell! In our down time he would teach me how to re-key locks. (#2184 - if you know, you know). A devoted and compassionate man who valued life, family, and friends without reservation. There came a hard rain the day Uncle G passed and continued for a few days after. I remember thinking how fitting it was that "Mother nature" was also crying over the loss of a wonderful outdoorsman. Likewise, I matched her drop for drop. My first Deer Hunting Rifle, the "Dirty 30-30", he gave to me. It will now be passed down for generations along with my fondness for him. It fills me with pride knowing those skills and lessons Uncle G taught me have been passed on to my children and no doubt will be passed on to theirs. His love for me will live on through them and I know many good times will be had because of it. Every time I see an open face reel, think about fishing or think about hunting I will remember you. Thank You is not enough for a man who gave me so much. I Love You Uncle G, RIP.

Donna Duerr

April 21, 2021

I worked with Gary in the maintenance shop at LSD for several years. Everyone in that shop was like a family member to me. He was such a kind person and did help so many. I know that he will be missed immensely. My deepest condolences to all of his family.

Pamela Rupert

April 21, 2021

George and I are sad at Gary's passing. We both remember working with him and Rusty. That is a great picture of Gary, he was always smiling and ready for anything. One memory we had was when the trailer axle came off the boat trailer and rolled in the bayou. He stepped in and handled the overseeing of the repairs. We had some great times at the LSD! Not to mention we were a lot younger. Rest in heaven, Gary. Our thoughts are with you Cynthia, Kelly and your family.

Lesia Albarado

April 16, 2021

I remember the times when we would get together way back when Fellan, Alvin, Sr and Ms. Gloria were still with us Gary always seemed so happy anytime you ever saw him. He always had time for a word or how ya doin. He was a good man. a family man! Gone but never forgotten. God Bless the Family. MAY HE RIP🙏♥️✝️ Sincerely, L Lesia Albarado

Deborah Ourso

April 16, 2021

Prayers to the family 🙏. He will be missed. The Mabel Alleman Ourso Family

rudi charlet

April 16, 2021

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We
extend our
most sincere condolences to

Laura and Joe Pipsair

April 15, 2021

Prayers and our condolences to the family.

Carolyn Jaynes

April 15, 2021

One of my favorite memories of I have to choose just one. God knows there are so many. Fishing on the bayou with Gary and John while they threw their lures at the alligator’s. Me begging them to stop. The whole time their laughing so hard at me. Or all the times in the swamp on the river with him and popa.

Deborah Ourso

April 15, 2021

To Cynthia my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family and Binky. He was kind and funny. Prayers for all. 🙏. And ❤️. Deborah Ourso

Lebet Daigle

April 14, 2021

So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. Gary was a friend to everyone he met. He was always ready to help you out anyway he could and always did it with a smile. The subdivision has suffered a great loss. He is irreplaceable. My thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏❤️.