James Holland


James David "J.D." Holland, 84, of Metropolis, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

J.D. retired from Westlake, formerly known as B.F. Goodrich in Calvert City, Kentucky, and was a farmer. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Metropolis, where he was active in the United Methodist Men, and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Geraldine "Geri" Holland; his children, Kim Thomas and husband Richard, Melanie Morse and husband Jamie, Jeff Holland and wife Rayette and Jon Holland and wife Amy; his grandchildren, Justin Holt and wife Andrea, Jacob Thomas, Jared Holland and wife Emily, Jayson Holland and wife Wrenna, Nick Holland and wife Meredith, Lindsay Thomas and Noah Holland; his great-grandchildren, Ava Holt, Jonny Holland, Elliott Dunevant, Mia Holt, Grayson Holland, Easton Varvel, Makenna Holland, Tyler Holt, Josiah Holland, Maverick Holland and one on the way; one brother, Philip E. Holland and wife Karleen; one niece; and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Blanche Thackston Holland.

A memorial service with military rites conducted was held Sunday at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Shalom Renner and Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Weekend Blessings, c/o First United Methodist Church, 100 E. Fifth St., Metropolis, IL 62960.

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