James Holland died January 10, 2016 after a long illness. He was born February 16, 1952 in Forest City, NC but lived all his life in Virginia, first in Hampton and then in Newport News. A graduate of Newport News High School, he became a certified nurseryman and master gardener, designing and landscaping numerous city, commercial and residential areas throughout the peninsula. His favorite endeavor was installing beautiful ponds stocked with the koi fish he loved and making bonsai for family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife and best friend of almost 25 years, Sharon Holland; his daughter, Heather Salvato and her husband, Jason; grandchildren, Megan and Wyatt Lee, Alexis Salvato; and great grandson, Mason; his sister, Carol Mann and her husband, Phillip;
nephews, James Carter and Eric Mann and Eric’s wife, Tawnie; and in NC, his aunt, Marion Hutchins; stepmother, Chris Absher; and numerous cousins; and in Colorado, Sharon’s son, Alex Schultz and his family.
The family wishes to thank Bon Secours Hospice all their loving care.
A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, January 16 at 10 am at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 12892 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralandcremation.com