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Asheville - J.D. Hollifield, 84, of Bent Creek, died peacefully Monday, October 7, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Hollifield was born in Yancey County and was a son of the late Floyd and Bertha Silvers Hollifield. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
He was an Air Force veteran and owned/operated Hollifield's Garage and Service Station on Brevard Road for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Emily Maureen Greene Hollifield; a son, Roger Hollifield of Asheville; grandsons, Casey and Chris; a sister, Edna Jones of Swannanoa; and two brothers, Henry N. Hollifield and Dewey Hollifield. Graveside services willl be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Hooper officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave.
The on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Oct. 9, 2013