Locke Holland, Jr. ’68

Locke Holland, Jr. ’68, of Charlotte, N.C., died July 6. He was born May 25, 1945, in Salisbury, N.C., son of Elizabeth Francis Holland and Locke Holland, Sr. He performed his undergraduate work at Davidson before completing his master’s at UNC Chapel Hill and his doctorate at UNC Greensboro. His studies were in the field of teaching, family and childhood development, and early childhood development. Locke briefly served in the U.S. Army before teaching at Charlotte Catholic and UNC Charlotte. After many job transitions, he built on his experiences and found his true passion in helping others find work and success in their careers. He managed Fox Morris, an outplacement service, before starting his own business as a management consultant and executive coach. Locke also volunteered part-time helping individuals and leading an unemployed networking and job placement group. In his spare time, he loved jazz, rooting for his UNC basketball team, and going on fishing trips with his brothers. His biggest source of pleasure was learning about others’ lives and exploring the world of self-improvement and consciousness. Locke loved the mountains of western North Carolina and named his mountain home “Ease” which reminded him of the relaxing, peaceful Blue Ridge scenery and golf that he played. He was a very courageous man who was never afraid to go against conventional wisdom. Once he learned of his rare cancer, he traveled all over the world to find a cure because he wanted more than anything to live a long, full, rich life with his family. People who knew him will miss his sense of humor, his constant affection for loved ones, and his zest for life. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Cynthia Dimmette, 9546 Hunting Ct., Matthews, NC 28105; three children, Alex Holland, David Holland (Erin), and Amanda Holland; one grandchild, Grace Holland; his mother, Elizabeth Holland; and two brothers, Charles Holland and Bruce Holland.