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John "Buck" Marshall Holland, Jr.

March 22, 1936 — February 27, 2020

John "Buck" Marshall Holland, Jr.

John Marshall “Buck” Holland, Jr. 83 went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2020 in Durham, NC. Buck was born on March 22, 1936 in Rustburg, VA. He was a graduate of Halifax County High School, after which he was drafted into the United States Army and served tours in Germany. After his time in service, he worked construction as a heavy equipment operator most of his adult life, and was a cherished employee at Sunshine Mill, in Halifax, VA where he retired after 18 years. He was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church. Buck was a devoted husband, a loving father and cherished “Papa Buck” to his grandchildren. An avid gardener, he prided himself on his summer crops that he generously shared with friends and neighbors. He loved to fish, attend the races at South Boston Speedway, and could always be found wherever there was good bluegrass music to be enjoyed.

 

In addition to his parents, John Marshall, Sr. and Elsie Jones Spencer, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Holland, and one nephew, Tommy Holland. Buck is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elva Wright Holland, and their five devoted children: Marilyn Holland Shelton (Tim) of Clarksville, VA, Lisa Holland Burton (John Whitten) of Halifax, VA, Pamela Holland Bowen (James) of South Boston, VA, John M. Holland of Nashville, TN, and Jason M. Holland of Halifax, VA. He is also survived by 6 beloved grandchildren: Lee Anne Whitlow Daniel (Kevin) of Rock Hill, SC, Sarah Kaine Willey (Walt) of Nashville, TN, Taylor Maree Burton of Scottsburg, VA, Sydney Lauren Bowen of South Boston, VA, Marshall “Drake” Holland of Fort Bragg, NC, and Alyssa LouAnn Burton of Scottsburg, VA. He had two great-grandchildren: Zachary Thomas Daniel and Holland Rose Daniel, of Rock Hill, SC.

 

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Beth Car Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Eldridge Cullum and Rev. Norman Talley officiating.

 

The family will receive friends Sunday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

 

For memorials please consider Beth Car Baptist Church, 25 Church St., Halifax, VA 24558.

 

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

 

Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Visitation

Sunday, March 1, 2020

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Beth Car Baptist Church

25 Church St, Halifax, VA 24558

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Memorial Service

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Beth Car Baptist Church

25 Church St, Halifax, VA 24558

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