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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Thursday November 7th, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am

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Thursday November 7th, 2019

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John W. "Buck" Holderby

John W. “Buck” Holderby, Jr., 87, of Reidsville, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Twin Lakes Community. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Tarpley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Reidlawn Cemetery. Buck was a son of the late John Willard Holderby and Zettie Dix Holderby. He was a graduate of Reidsville Senior High and a proud member of the football team that won the state championship. Following graduation he served in the US Army for two years, after which he went to school to receive a degree in Commercial Art from RPI Dominion of William and Mary in Richmond, VA. He and his wife, Phyllis owned and operated HodgePodge China and Gift and Hodgepodge Hallmark for 30 years, he greatly enjoyed his sales associates and thought of them as family. Buck was a quiet, private and loyal person, he loved boating, sports and wood working. He was a longtime member of Main Street United Methodist Church. Much of his time was spent investing in real estate in Reidsville, the mountains and coast and had great talent for fixing up properties. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Buckner Holderby; son, Thomas “Tom” Holderby and wife, Shannon; grandchildren, Thomas Holderby, II and Madison Harvey; sister, Gail Crumpler; many nieces and nephews; cousin, Barbara Carter. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, John "Trey" Holderby, III; and sister, Betty Holmes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, PO Box 338, Reidsville, NC 27323-0338; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 1000N, Bethesda, MD 20814 or charity of donors choice.

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Bernard & Linda Andrews Nov 8 2019 2:32 PM

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Barbara Paschal Nov 6 2019 8:51 PM

Buck always had a loving presence at our Thanksgiving gatherings. He had a ready smile and always appreciated a good joke or laugh. He will be deeply missed. May God's loving care embrace you and your family. -Jeannie Buckner

Jeannie Buckner Nov 5 2019 10:37 AM

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace

Linda Bailey Nov 5 2019 9:33 AM

You and yours are in my prayers. Polly Webb

Polly Webb Nov 5 2019 9:29 AM

You are in my prayers Polly Webb

Polly Webb Nov 5 2019 9:26 AM

My prayers remain with the family as you receive comfort from one another, strength from Your faith in Jesus Christ and ongoing blessings from your great memories.

SarahCoates Falkner Nov 5 2019 8:17 AM

My love to you and your family, Phyllis. I feel so privileged to have known such a wonderful, caring man. Your bond of love was an inspiration for all that knew and loved you two, and an example for all. May God continue to shine thru you, Sharon Troxler

Sharon Troxler Nov 5 2019 7:44 AM

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