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Obituary: William ‘H’ Holley


William “H” Holley, 97, was born Jan. 2, 1927, and left this earthly home and entered his heavenly dwelling at 6:35 p.m., March 17, 2024.

William was well known in Possum Hollow for growing the best tomatoes and other produce. He was proud to peddle to locals and took great pride in his garden. He was a great outdoorsman. Spent many hours on the lakes fishing and in his later years could be found on the banks of Star of the West casting a line. For years he kept their freezers full of deer meat too. He loved being out in God’s creation whether it be hunting, fishing, gardening, mowing, tending to his yard, and fruit trees.

William was also one of the last WWII Veterans. He was proud to serve his country and if you had a minute he would tell about his “boat ride” over the big pond during the war. He loved his country, he loved his freedom. He loved his wonderful wife of almost 60 years, he loved his girls and all of his grand and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Holley and Mittie Newman Holley, brother Earl Holley, sister Nancy Holley, daughter, Debbie Holley Lawrence, grandson Casey Lee Mackey all of Clinton, Ark.

Survived by his loving and adoring wife Lana Goodson Holley, of Dierks, Ark.; brother Billy Holley and wife Marilyn of Shell Knob, Mo.; daughter, Sharon Huie and husband Johnny of Clinton, Ark.; daughter Lisa Michaud and husband Mike of Dierks, Ark.; grand-daughters Shelly Ross and husband Mike of Jonesboro, Ark., Jessica Michaud Hayes and husband Talvin of North Little Rock, Ark., Charity Wolf and Aaron Mick of Clinton, Ark., grandson, Lane Michaud and wife Cynthia of Nashville, Ark. great-grands, Christian Mackey, Desting Mackey, Katilyn Mackey of Bee Branch, Ark., Clay Ross of Texarkana, Kersty Lybrand and husband Chase of Russellville, Ark., Braden Ross of Jonesboro, Carter Lane Michaud and Mason Garrett Michaud of Nashville, and Maebell Mick of Clinton; and four great-great-grandchildren.

William was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church in Dierks, for 39 years serving in many capacities. He loved attending the gospel singings and enjoyed his special friendships

A celebration of William’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2024, at Bethany Baptist Church in Dierks with Archie “Chief” Phillips, Larry Eason and Calvin Parker officiating; burial with Military honors will follow at Allen Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks, Ark. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.

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