FRANKLIN - Reggie Holland, 56, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Born in Pontiac, Michigan, he was the son of Bruce and Dorothy “Peno” Holland. Reggie attended Franklin High School, graduating in the top ten of his class in 1982. He was an outstanding athlete, participating in basketball, football, and wrestling. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University in 1988, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Reggie was the owner and operator of Holland Construction and Real Estate; A member of Franklin First Assembly of God; A Paul Harris Fellow at Rotary Club of Franklin; and a foundational board member of Adult and Teen Challenge of The Smokies. He was also a longtime member and past President of the Franklin Board of Realtors and President of the Macon County Home Builders Association for 20 plus years.
As a two-time Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, coached by Bob Cook, Ralph Schley, Jim McCray, and Walter Seeley, Reggie created the Macon County Boxing Club, coaching every Monday night for the past 35 plus years. Reggie mentored hundreds of youth and upcoming fighters, such as Spencer Fisher - decorated UFC champion - later traveling the world and developing a brotherly relationship with him.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Tammy Ballew Holland; son, Reggie Holland (Kristyn); daughter, Tiffany Garrett (Aaron); brothers, Donald Holland (Jamie), David Holland (Pam); sister, Barb Holland Williams (Chris); grandchildren, Tucker Garrett, Kendyl Holland and Dylan Holland; nieces and nephews, Haley Williams Bell, Cortney Holland Patrick, Matthew Holland, Ethan Holland, and Teighlor Holland.
A private service will be held. Rev. Mike George, Rev. Tom Grubb, and Rev. Mike Barres will officiate. Burial will be in Longview Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts.
Pallbearers will be Gary Scott, Chris Norris, Spencer Fisher, Charles Freeman, Steven Tisho, Lyman Holland, and Jeff Cloer.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Gabe Leatherman, Eric Ridenour, Chuck Mallonee, Jeff Epps, Dustin Chovanic, Chris Henry, Eddie Winchester, Gerald Parks, Jay Strum, Matt Holland, Ethan Holland, Bobby Southard, Mark Palmer, Walter West, Johnny Hall and Doug Welch.
Memorial donations can be made to the Adult and Teen Challenge of the Smokies, PO Box 2157, Franklin, NC 28744.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com