Clay “Buck” Holland, 86, of Saint Jill Circle, Statesville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House.
Mr. Holland was born May 28, 1930, in Rowan County, the son of the late Newton Gwynn Holland and Leota Hedrick Holland.
He had retired from J.P. Stevens, in Turnersburg, after 52 years, and also owned and operated Holland Tree Service. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist, but attended Freedom Baptist Church, in Hiddenite.
He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed collecting and fixing up antique cars. He really enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his dog, Little Ann.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Clay Franklin Holland, Jr. and Randy Dean Sharpe; a sister, Maureen Davis; and four brothers, Paul Holland, Leroy Holland, Newton “Bill” Holland, and Lloyd “Peroonie” Holland.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Geraldine Holland of the home; five daughters, Suzanne Brown and husband Don of Olin, Pat Justice of Hiddenite, Gail Wike and husband Kenny of Taylorsville, Sonya Black of Statesville, and Cathy Rector and husband Rodney of Taylorsville; a son, Dale Sharpe of Hiddenite; a very special sister-in-law, Maxine West of Statesville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Freedom Baptist Church. Dr. Sam Vallini will officiate. Burial will follow in the Concord Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers include: Kenny Wike, Delon Baity, Stephen Black, Jonathan Blankenship, Michael Daniels, and Rodney Rector.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or Freedom Baptist Church, PO Box 542, Hiddenite, NC 28636.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Holland Family.