William C. "Dub" Holley
Wrens, GA – William C. “Dub” Holley, 87, loving husband of 62 yrs to Clyde Radford Holley, entered into rest late Thursday night, November 15, 2012, at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2012 at Wrens Baptist Church with Rev. J. Scott McKinney, Dr. Stan Littleton and Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
One of eight children born to the late Mary Elizabeth Wheeler Holley and the late James “Jim” Holley, Dub was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and a member of Wrens Baptist Church and the Walter Jacobson Sunday School Class. He was a patriot who proudly served his country in the Marine Corps during WWII. He retired after 33yrs of service with the VA Hospital. Dub was taught at an early age to work hard which he did all the days of his life—farming, painting, construction, etc—always performing his tasks to the best of his ability. He was a quiet, thoughtful, unassuming man who loved his family, his church, his country and his community. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Dub is now home basking in God’s glory and enjoying the fruits of his labor.
Dub was also preceded in death by his grandson, Will J. Holley; and his siblings, Audrey H. Bowles, Jimmie Holley Jr, JoAnn H. Prescott and Peggy H. Strickland. Other survivors include his sons, Kenneth A. Holley, Keith E. Holley (Susan) and Mark W. Holley; 3siblings, Margie H. James, Joyce H. Williford and Don K. Holley; 5 grandchildren, Kenneth A. Holley Jr., Kimberly N. Usry (Blake), Stephanie Stewart, Trent P. Holley (Ashley) and Travis Beckworth (Taylor); 4 great grandchildren, Kelsey, Cali, Asher and Kennedy; and many nephews, nieces and friends. Pallbearers will be his nephews—Raymond James, Wylie Prescott, Wade Williford, Steve Williford, Jason Holley and Tyler James. Serving as honorary pallbearers is the Walter Jacobson SS Class and the American Legion Post 229.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM this evening, Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wrens Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 217, Wrens GA 30833.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Georgia War Veterans Home for their excellent care and compassion.
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it…. Dad.