Gene Edward Holland
November 19, 1938 – November 19, 2020
Gene Edward Holland 82, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Frye Regional Hospital. Born in Catawba County on November 19, 1938, he was the son of the late James Brazzie Holland, Sr. and Bessie Nora Lail Holland. A member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1971, he was drafted into the Army in 1962 and was stationed in Germany where he was an artillery cannoneer. He served 25 years as a volunteer fireman with the Bethlehem Fire Department. Gene enjoyed listening and attending bluegrass singings and attending senior class Bible studies at his church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Mandy Stallings Holland; brothers, Bill Holland and Buddy Holland.
Survivors include brother, James Holland, Jr. and wife Barbara of Newton; sister, Shirley Stewart of North Myrtle Beach, SC; sister-in-law, Judy Holland of Statesville; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bethlehem, NC with Pastor Dean Chambers officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7500 NC Hwy 127 N, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to the Holland family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.
Drum Funeral Home in Hickory, NC, is honored to be serving the Holland family