Mr. Harold Royce Holley of Samson, AL passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013. He was 78. Local funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013 in the chapel of Pittman Funeral Home in Samson, AL with the Rev. Wynese Lolley and Rev. Donnie Earles officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service Thursday, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A visitation will be held for Mr. Holley on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Collison Funeral Home in Winter Garden, FL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Temple Freewill Baptist Church in Winter Garden, FL. Burial will follow in the Winter Garden City Cemetery.
Mr. Harold was born in Geneva County, AL on September 3, 1934 to the late Alvin and Thelma Pearson Holley. Mr. Holley was a great provider for his family and loved them all dearly. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Michael Holley; one grandson, Corey Holley; one great granddaughter, Alyssa Sasser, and a sister, Reba Yeomans.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ruth Johnson Holley of Samson, AL; four children, Dannie Holley (Diane) of St. Cloud, FL, Tammy Sasser (James) of Gotha, FL, Sherry Cramer (Stan) Oakland, FL, and David Earl Holley of Samson; 11 grandchildren, Mikki, C.R., Samantha, Jeremy, Lester, Chet, Crystal, Lisa, Bryce, Teresa, and Callie; 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Elaine Aplin of Enterprise, AL, and several nieces and nephews.