Bobby Lee Holland, 72, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Carlisle Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Hendricks and Keith "Moose" Hale offiiciating. Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park.
Bobby retired from U.S. Postal Service after 30 plus years of service. He proudly served his country retiring with rank of First Sergeant from the United States Army reserves. He also retired as Sergeant of the Tarboro Auxiliary Policemen after serving 25 years. He was an active member of the Golden K Kiwanis, of Tarboro.
Bobby enjoyed playing baseball and football for the Tarboro Tigers. He coached baseball for the local Civil League, Tarboro High School, Tarboro Tars and Martin Middle School. Later in life, you could find him at Hilma Country Club where he was an avid golfer. He will be remembered for always having a funny story to tell and lending a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha Lee and Dorothea Alice Holland, and a brother, Johnny Lee Holland.
Bobby is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 25 years, Donna Best Holland; daughter, Kimberly Holland Wainwright and her husband, Chuck; sons, Bobby Thomas Holland and his wife, Cissy, Dan Dupree and Ronnie James, Jr. and his wife, Dawn; grandchildren, Mandy Griffin, Katelyn James, Haley Holland, Evan Dupree, and Lily Dupree; brother, Billy Ray, “Fuzzy” Holland and wife Betty; his father figure and mentor, Brent Braswell.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday from 6:00-8:00pm at Carlisle Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com.
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So sorry to hear of Bobby's passing.. I remember him and dad always doing things to help each other when I was a kid on Clifton Ridge Dr.... lots of wonderful memories... My deepest condolences for the family. My love to Kim and Bobby Jr.. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise MItchell Lindquist
Submitted by Denise Mitchell Lindquist on Jan 4 2018 06:38:59 AM
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Denise Mitchell Lindquist lit a candle on Jan 4 2018 06:38:28 AM
To The Family,
As a volunteer minister I read obituaries quite often. My goal is to bring comfort to the surviving family members. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Bobby Lee Holland, but in reading the obituary one can clearly see that he was an asset to the town of Tarboro. It seems that he was the kind of person that anyone would have befriended. Since all of us have lost loved ones in death, we all look forward to the day when the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, are fulfilled. He said in part, that the dead would hear his voice and come to life. (John 5:28,29) When Bobby Lee Holland is resurrected back to life he will not be sick and worry about dying, because sickness and death will be gone forever. (Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3,4) He then will have the precious opportunity of living forever in God's new world. (John 3:16) Please accept my deepest thoughts of sympathy in the passing of Mr. Bobby Lee Holland.
Submitted by Terrone Sterling on Jan 2 2018 07:32:10 AM
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Gail Tucker lit a candle on Jan 1 2018 12:36:55 PM
I was sorry to hear about Bobby passing. He was a long time friend of mine and a
very kind person. I was a blessing being a personal friend. He had a wonderful service.
Samuel Taylor SFC USA Retired.
Submitted by Samuel Taylor SFC USA Retired on Jan 1 2018 12:21:43 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss. May the scriptures at John 5:28,29 bring you hope and comfort.
Submitted by Maxine Gadson on Dec 31 2017 05:47:34 PM
I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. The Bible makes this comforting promise: “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34:18) May you find comfort, peace and hope in God's word during this time of sorrow. Kindly visit jw.org for more Bible based infor
Submitted by EB on Dec 31 2017 08:42:57 AM
I am so sorry for your loss
Submitted by Marion Proctor on Dec 30 2017 12:07:59 PM
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