Bobby Lee Holland




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