Bobby “Ray” Holland, II, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Ray was born on June 6, 1962 to Bobby R. Holland and Mildred Sloan Holland. Ray was presented the presidential award for physical fitness in 1977 signed by President Gerald Ford. He was active in sports and FFA at Lee County High School. He served honorably in the United States Army and was deployed to Granada in 1983 during the invasion. Ray was employed by Otis Elevator. He attended Tramway Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Ray is survived by his wife Laurie McCauley Holland; daughter Rebekah Holland Wright of Leland, and her children, Emily, Katie and Nora and daughter Hillary Holland Harrell and husband Justin of Pittsboro their daughter, Olivia; brother David Sloan Holland; sisters Kathy Holland and Becky Snyder and husband John all of Sanford; stepchildren Matthew Cottrill and A.J. Cottrill of Sanford.
The family will receive friends Friday, September 20, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The family will also be receiving friends at his parent’s home located at 2344 Walter Bright Road in Sanford. The funeral service will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM at Tramway Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Zion Christian Church Cemetery with military rites.