John Holland

Published 2:31 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2018

“Big” John Gregory Holland, 59, joined his parents John N. Holland and Dennie E. Watts Holland in Heaven on April 1, 2018. He passed away peacefully at his home after an extended illness.

He was a star football player for Bogalusa High School (#75), in district champion Division 7-AAAA. He also graduated in 1978.

Being an awesome hunter and avid fisherman from an early age made him appreciate wildlife, outdoor activities and good times spent with cherished family and friends. John loved cooking and music.

He leaves to mourn his passing: his best friend and wife, Lori G. Holland; his beloved daughter, Cynthia “Spring” Holland; his amazing grandchildren, Eric, Peggy and Michael Wilson; his stepchildren, Kristyn, Selena and Zachary Rogers; their children, Maeci, Kaeci, Bailey, Jordin, Stormy, Ava, Jaxton, Braxton, Xander and little Gregory (Bryson); his sisters, Paulette Goudeau and Donna Rushing; his brothers, Ardell (Katherine) and Gary (Cynthia) Holland; nephews, Kevin Miller and family, Kendall Miller and family, Chris Williams and family, A.J. Holland and family; and nieces, Kellie Marie, Denise “Niecy” and C. Christina “Mildred” Rushing.

John’s understanding and deep abiding love and loyalty for others were beyond compare. This Earth will truly miss him. He was bigger than life to all that knew him. John’s goodness will be remembered, as will the trust and love he brought to all our lives.