Jerry Thomas Holland, age 71, of Holly Springs, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Rawls Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Bernie and Dorothy Holland

He was born and raised in Holly Springs, NC. He graduated from Fuquay-Varina High School and NC State. He taught shop and horticulture at Fuquay-Varina High School for 30 years. After retirement from teaching he worked for Adcock Nursery. Jerry loved farming and raising red angus cows. He was a member of Rawls Baptist Church.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Nancy Holland; sons, Burt Holland of Holly Springs, Bradley Holland and wife, Nichole of Holly Springs; grandson, Seth Holland; brothers, Jack Holland and wife, Jane of Holly Springs, Tim Holland and wife, Lisa of Southport; several niece’s and nephew’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rawls Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 10665 US 401 N. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526