Charles Vance "Cracker" Holland, 77, of Homosassa Springs, died April 4, 2013. He was born in Homosassa Springs, Fla., to the late Fred and Virginia Vance Holland. A member of the Church of Christ in Lecanto, Vance was also a talented wood carver, consummate storyteller, accomplished athlete and avid sports fan. He retired as a captain in the Florida Marine Patrol after 32 years of service.
Vance was preceded in death by his youngest son, Kevin Holland. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Virginia Will (Ken) of Homosassa; son, Casey Holland (Nancy) of Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, Sarah Bryant (Adam), Taylor Holland, Victoria Holland, Travis Holland, Sheena Mantooth (David), Dustin Will (Allisha), Adam Will (Patsy; and great-grandchildren, Kayden Bryant and Kynnedy Will. Vance loved and was proud of his family, and was loved and will be greatly missed by them.
A memorial service for Vance will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Church of Christ in Lecanto. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Camp Boggy Creek, a camp for critically and terminally ill children, at 30500 Brantley Branch Rd., Eustis, FL 32736 or to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, www.wilderfuneral.com.