LUCAMA – Willis “Bill” R. Holland, 90, died Monday, June 15, 2020.
Funeral, Thursday, 11:00 AM, Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Barnes Holland; daughter, Alice H. White of Wilson; granddaughter, Rachel W. Johnson and husband, R.G. Johnson, of Wilson; great-grandson, Corben Riley Johnson; step-granddaughter, Laura Carver and husband, Stephen Carver, of Clemmons; step-great-granddaughters, Kyndal Carver, Khloe Carver and Kennedy Carver; sisters, Annie Lee Barnes of Fremont, Doris Godwin of Lucama and Betty Faye Raper of Kenly; brother, Jimmy Holland and wife, Judy Holland, of Wilson; sisters-in-Law, May B. Pittman and husband, Stearle Pittman, of Greenville and Barbara B. Ritter and husband, Phil Ritter, of Madison, WI.
Relatives who have predeceased are an infant daughter, Wilma; infant son, Steven; parents, Albert M. and Cassie Lee Sullivan Holland; sisters-in-law, Sybil B. Lucas, Lucille Holland and Ruby Holland; brothers, Albert, Rupert, Willard and Wallace Holland; son-in-law, Ray White.
Mr. Holland is a graduate of Lucama High School and the Durham Institute of Barbering. He served in the Army Medics from 1951-53. A year was served in a general hospital in Japan attending the wounded from the Korean Conflict. Upon discharge, he attended barber school and he and Frances were married. He then joined her in Kinston and worked there until 1960. They moved back home to Lucama with their eleven month old daughter, Alice. He opened his shop in Lucama and worked 61 years until June, 2014. He was a member of Kenly Missionary Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Kenly Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 237, Kenly, NC 27542 and to the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 2101 Sardis Road North, Ste 102, Charlotte, NC 28227.