Billy J. Holland, 75, of Monticello passed away on October 8, 2018 at his home.
He was owner and operator of County Store Restaurant at Selma, retired from the Arkansas Dept. of Correction as a food service supervisor and was a member of Oak Grove Assembly of God Church.
Mr. Holland was born on July 31, 1943 to the late Joel Holland and Gladys McCormick Holland.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Holland was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Sanky Holland; two sisters Betty Jean Graves and JoAnn Adcock.
Mr. Holland was a kind, loving and simple man. He loved Darlene, his wife and soulmate of 55 years, and his children and grandchildren with his whole heart. He enjoyed hunting and fishing but mostly working. He built the Country Store Restaurant with his own two hands and loved collecting antiques for it. It seemed each piece had a unique story behind it. He was well known for his humor and storytelling and brought a smile to every face he came in contact with. He was a Christian man who loved God and his church and found contentment in the simple things in life.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Darlene Scogins Holland of Monticello; a son, Steve Holland (Traci) of Monticello; a daughter, Stacy Berry (Shawn) of Dumas; two grandsons, Chance Rankin of Monticello and Stephen Berry of Dumas; two granddaughters, Autumn Berry of Alabama and April Berry of Sheridan; a brother, Jimmy Holland (Janette) of Mississippi; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and a daughter by choice Angela Snuffer of Monticello.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 14 at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Bobby Spencer and Rev. Brandon Laudell officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.