David Wayne Holland, age 70, of Elgin, passed away February 21, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.  He was born April 23, 1947 in Grand Tower, Illinois, to his loving parents, Edgar Wilson and Freida Holland.

David received his formal education in Muphysboro Township in Murphysboro, Illinois.  David worked as a machine worker and floor tech for 20 years at Main Steel.  He was a very hardworking man, as well as a great provider.

From a young age, he showed his care and love for his family.  He would go out fishing and hunting to bring food home for his sisters.

David loved music, putting things together, and working on and rebuilding cars.  He also enjoyed entertaining company.  He didn’t meet any strangers – once you met him, you were considered his friend.  He always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Wilson & Freida Holland as well as his sister, Wanda Jean Holloway.

He leaves to cherish his memory: lifelong partner, Rosita Huerta, of Elgin, IL; three daughters, Tina, Tracy, and Alicea Holland, all of Elgin, IL; son Jermaine David Holland, of Elgin, IL; four grandsons, Trashawn Moore, Vasaan and Vaquan Williams, and Jeremiah Noel Martinez, all of Elgin, IL; godson Mason Corder, of Elgin, IL; three sisters, Doris Wilson and Christine Smith, of Milwaukee, WI, and Brenda Johnson, of Sarasota, FL; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean, I’ll miss you until we meet again!

Visitation will be 9:00AM until time of service at 10:30AM March 3, 2018 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin, IL 60120, Pastor Katie Gregory officiating. Interment to follow at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin IL 60120.

For more information call 847-741-1168 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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