WS "Fluke" Holland

April 22, 1935September 23, 2020
Obituary of WS "Fluke" Holland
WS “Fluke” Holland, age 85 of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at his home following a short illness. WS was born April 22, 1935 in Saltillo, Tennessee, to the late Clifford C. and Willie Vea Holland of Saltillo, TN. WS graduated from JB Young High School in 1953. He joined the Carl Perkins Brothers Band in 1954 and toured with them until 1960 when he joined Johnny Cash as a member of The Tennessee Three. He toured the world with Johnny Cash as his drummer and road manager until his retirement in 1997, Cash named WS “Father of the Drums”. WS stayed active in the music business with his own band through 2019. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mabel McBride Freeman of Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Lindsey Holland, daughters Kim Holland Lovelace and Krista Holland, grandchildren Lindsey Griffith and husband Kevin of Nashville, Ben Holland Lovelace and fiancé Sarah Grace Scott, and great grandchildren Madelyn Elaine Griffith and Michael Griffith. The family will receive friends and loved ones at West Jackson Baptist Church on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the service following at 12 p.m. Burial will follow at Ridgecrest Cemetery. The family requests that masks been worn during visitation and service and that guests be mindful of and practice social distancing. Active Pallbearers to serve will be Ben Lovelace, Kevin Griffith, Ron Haney, Dave Roe, Jack Props, Jerry Elston, Larry Murchison, and Marty Stuart. Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Collins, Larry Green, Earl Ball, Alan Wheeler, and Jimmy Reece. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to West Jackson Baptist Church Hartland Ministry or YouthTown of Tennessee. George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, (731) 427-5555

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  • Joyce Lindsey Holland Wife
  • Kim Holland Lovelace Daughter
  • Krista Holland Daughter
  • Lindsey Griffith (Kevin) Granddaughter
  • Ben Holland Lovelace (fiance Sarah Grace Scott) Grandson
  • Madelyn Elaine Griffith Great Grandchildren
  • Michael Griffith Great Grandson
  • Clifford C. and Willie Vea Holland Parents (deceased)
  • Mabel McBride Freeman Sister (deceased)

  • Ben Lovelace Active
  • Kevin Griffith Active
  • Ron Haney Active
  • Dave Roe Active
  • Jack Props Active
  • Jerry Elston Active
  • Larry Murchison Active
  • Marty Stuart Active
  • Pete Collins Honorary
  • Larry Green Honorary
  • Earl Ball Honorary
  • Alan Wheeler Honorary
  • Jimmy Reece Honorary

  • West Jackson Baptist Church Heartland Ministry 580 Oil Well Rd., Jackson, Tennessee 38305
  • YouthTown of Tennessee 3641 YouthTown Rd., Pinson, Tennessee 38356

Past Services

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Funeral Service