James "Ron" Ronald Holland Sr. 78 passed away July 7 2010 in Norfolk after a long and valiant fight. He was the son of the late Oscar Alec and Rose Elizabeth Holland. Ron is predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children Ann Joyner Holland.
Born in Suffolk Ron was a 1951 graduate of Suffolk High School and was a charter member of Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Red Wing Seniors Golf Association. Ron retired in 1999 from Horton & Dodd Survey Engineers Chesapeake VA.
Survivors include his loving wife of 13 years Mary Leeper Holland; sons James (Jim) Ronald Holland Jr. and wife Donna of Raleigh NC William "Andy" Andrew Holland of Virginia Beach; grandsons Nathan Holland and Seth A. Holland; step-children Patricia Hewitt and husband Darryl of Virginia Beach Michael Pitts and wife Sherry of Virginia Beach; step-grandchildren Chris Hewitt David Pitts and Grace Pitts.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday July 10 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church 2709 Greendale Ave Norfolk VA 23518 by the Rev. Jim Maddox with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery Suffolk VA following the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family would like to thank family and friends for all their prayers. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.