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William Thomas Holland

March 16, 1946 — September 8, 2022

D'Iberville

William Thomas Holland, 76, of D’Iberville, MS passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022. William was born March 16, 1946 to Thomas and Elvia Holland.

William was a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and owned Holland Boat Yard. He was a master boat builder and built over 120 boats, his first one being at age 9. William was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and even instructed them on wooden boat inspections.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Elvia Holland; brothers, Gilbert and Wilbert Holland; and sister, Melba Fountain.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Opeal Wood Holland; daughters, Audrey Holland and Teresa (Chris) Bellais; grandchildren, Brandi Hickman, Erin Stanley, and Michael Thompson; and great grandchildren, Aaliyah London and Brandon “Tony” Safford.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home with a visitation starting at 12 pm. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of William Thomas Holland.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

12:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Howard Avenue

675 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

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