Wilfred Holland Jr.
Wilfred John (Bill) Holland, age 70, of Sparta, TN passed away suddenly on July 2, 2018 at his home.
Bill was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on June 22, 1948. His family moved to Sanford, FL when he was three years old where he lived until moving to Tennessee in 1978.
Bill attended Seminole High School, Sanford, FL and served in the National Guard. He retired from NAPA store in Sparta, TN after 36 years. He was a member of the Eastland Fire Department for 38 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred John Holland, Sr. and Virginia Hilliard Holland and his brother, James Leonard Holland.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Carolyn Smith Holland and son Wilfred John Holland III of Sparta, TN. Two grandsons, Johnathan Coty Holland and wife Michaela Dempsey Holland of Pikeville, TN, and Lucas Cole Holland and wife, Brittney Anderson Holland of Sparta, TN. Bill was a great grandfather of Greyson Alexander Holland and Dustin Cole Holland.
Bill is survived by his brothers Thomas Mitchell Holland and wife, Patti of Sparta, TN; Joseph Alan Holland and wife, Susan of Osteen, FL; sister Patricia Holland Levasseur of Ohio and sister-in-law Sue Holland of Sparta TN. He is also survived by mother in law Peggy Smith, brother in laws Bill Smith, and wife Anita; Tim Smith and wife, Lois; and a sister in law Betty Bryant and husband Eli.
We will miss Bill's laughter, personality, big heart, and his willingness to help others in the community. Bill's grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life.
Funeral will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Jack Chadwell officating. Burial will follow in Smith Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday, July 6 from 4pm until 9pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Smith Family Cemetery or Eastland Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com