John Paul Holland

November 4, 1949 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 72)


John Holland was born in Paris Texas on November 4th 1949. The best years of his youth were spent in Pottsboro Texas where he made lifelong friends that remain close to him to this day. During his adult years his focus was on God, family and job in that order. John retired from Tom James Clothiers after 41 years during which he achieved top honors in many areas of the company. His passion and gift in life was to mentor others which he did with great success always building up others to see their true potential. The positive impact he had on others throughout his life exceeds far beyond what will ever be known. He shared his love of God and family at every opportunity that was presented in his path. John was an honest and loyal friend, which was known, without question by many. His legacy of love will continue forever. 

In lieu of flowers, John’s wish was to make a donation to one of the missions he has financially supported over the years. Donations can be sent to

John was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Virginia Ray-Holland; dad, Floyd Luther Holland and his brother, Larry Holland. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Debbie Holland; three sons: JP Holland, his wife Kristen and their two daughters, Sadie and Myla; Spencer Holland and wife, Jessyca; granddaughters, Victoria and Kara, great-granddaughter, Alice; Matthew Holland; sister, Lynn Rogers, her husband, James Rogers and their son, Adam Rogers his sons Jack and Lucas; as well as his baby sister, Cindy Holland Bass; her children, Danielle Bass, granddaughter, Keely and Nathan Bass.  

John's Celebration of Life in Georgia will be held at Chickamauga Church of Christ, 105 Crittenden Avenue, Chickamauga, GA 30707, where he and his wife have been active members for 43 years on Saturday May 28, 2022 at 2:00.  

John's Texas Celebration of life will be held on June 4, 2022 at 11 am at JR Rays homeplace, where many good memories were made over the years from child through adulthood. We will meet and share our ‘John’ memories then spread some of his ashes in Ray lake where his grandfather fished frequently until in his 90’s.  
The address to this location is 123 Ray Road, Blossom Texas 75416. 

Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415

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