W.S. "Fluke" Holland
1935 - 2020
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W.S. “Fluke” Holland was a drummer who played for Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, including on classic songs such as “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Ring of Fire.”

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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Sep. 24, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
10:00 - 12:00 PM
West Jackson Baptist Church
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Service
12:00 PM
West Jackson Baptist Church
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Burial
Ridgecrest Cemetery
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October 7, 2020
Scott Chamberland
October 2, 2020
His legacy will be great. I send my sincere condolences to his family and pray that the God of all creation comfort them during this difficult time.
Roland Tewes
September 28, 2020
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Kent Sivadge
September 28, 2020
I offer my sincere condolences during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort be with you and all those suffering from the loss of this talented musician.
September 28, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family, friends, and admirers of Mr. Holland. At this sad time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you.
Mary
Neighbor
September 28, 2020
We want to express our sorrow and condolences to you and your family.
September 28, 2020
Sincerest Condolences to the Holland family , be proud of the contribution Fluke made to the Music world.
michael crismani
Acquaintance
September 27, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My heartfelt condolences to the family's..
September 26, 2020
Please accept my condolences,
He will be truly missed
Aulenbacher family
Friend
September 26, 2020
I am so sorry about the loss of Fluke. The Holland family has my deepest condolences. As the days, weeks and months pass during this difficult time, may you continue to be surrounded and comforted with the love and support that is needed, by fond memories, and by knowing that Mr. "Fluke" Holland is safe in the memory of Almighty God.
Jenee
September 26, 2020
Condolences to the Family ! I have memories from early school days He could beat a tune on anything before he became a
"Drummer " RIP ..W S .
Jimmy ( Budgy ) Little
Molly Little
Friend
September 26, 2020
A talented musician and so many were able to enjoy his music for so many years. My sincere condolences to the Holland family, may God grant you comfort and strength at this very difficult time of your loss.
September 26, 2020
My sincere condolences to all family and friends. I know he will be missed. May your hearts be comforted by God who can comfort and soothe broken hearts.
patricia
September 26, 2020
God Bless you, Fluke! You were the first professional drummer I ever saw, mkre than 50 years ago in New Orleans. Thanks for all the joy you gave and all the memories you shared. The world is a better place for having had you in it.
Craig Merrihue
Friend
September 25, 2020
Condolences to family and friends of W.S. Holland.
Joseph McClelland
Acquaintance
September 25, 2020
What a true friend n the worlds greatest drummer=O<ü
Ricky ray
September 25, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lynn Garland
Acquaintance
September 25, 2020
SHALOM , TO A LEGENDARY COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER MANAGER TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!! BROTHER FROM , EVERYONE AT BYRON'S RESTAURANT !!!!!!!!!! PSALMS 23:01-23:70 ........ JOHN 2:02-2:07-2:25-3:14-3:24 ?????????????????? MATTHEW 26:05-26:75 ....... MARK 1:08-1:11 !!!!!!!!!!! & PROVERBS 4:17 .......
CHEF ASHLEY DUFFY
September 25, 2020
While I didn’t know him during his prime and only met him for a very brief time later in his life, I could tell this gentleman was a character and a joy to all those that knew him. I also had the pleasure to meet his family and they were very welcoming and so nice, it was truly a pleasure on my end. His family adored him and the love was very evident in that home. My condolences to this sweet family on their loss.
Amy
Acquaintance
September 25, 2020
Rock in’ In the clouds forever now , He is among the welcomed Father in Heaven, Amen !
Now Alongside EP (1935-1977) RIP
Age 42
W.S. dead now in 2020 Age 85 RIP
Jennifer Frenkil
Acquaintance
September 25, 2020
My condolences.
September 25, 2020
My condolences go out to the family of W S Holland. So sorry for your loss.
LeeRoy
September 25, 2020
I have enjoyed the music of W.S. For so many years. I was lucky to get
a chance to visit with him, way back in1990, in Ames Iowa. He was very gracious and easy to talk to. We were lucky to have him in the music we loved.
Bill Mason
September 25, 2020
met him yrs ago a great drummer and person i was a drummer all so r.i.p.
bobby bailey
Friend
September 25, 2020
My condolences to family
Carl Wells
September 24, 2020
Golly Bill, facts sa business.......I am just at a complete loss, i'll miss him so very much..Jack Propps
Jack Propps
September 24, 2020
enjoyed him as a drummer i saw him many times with Johnny Cash plus i bought his book sad event
PETER BOILEAU
September 24, 2020
Fluke was a real pro and a caring friend to all; especially loved by all of us in the Cash Family. He will be missed in the world of Country Music.
Roy Cash; nephew of Johnny Cash
Roy Cash
Friend
September 24, 2020
My sincere sympathy to the Holland Family, May the God of Tender Mercies comfort your grieving hearts that are very sad during this very difficult time. May He give you His strength to get through the days ahead. Thank you for Fluke’s contribution to the music industry as the drummer of Johnny Cash and others.
BRY
September 24, 2020
I met WS few years back he was such a great gentleman i enjoyed talking to him always had time to shake your hand and tell a story R I P fluke your friend Joe Kirsch
Joe kirsch
Friend
September 24, 2020
In Loving Memory of W. S forevermore!<br />EP (1935-1977) Age 42<br />W. S Age 85<br />Drummer/ Blue Suede Shoes song , Amen ! RIP this beautiful talent performing again on the clouds, I know among , EP
The welcomed Father in Heaven “ Flying On , All Guardian Angels of Me !
W. S. “So , therefore, my own Drumroll Please !
Amen !
Inspiration: Woman’s World ! God Bless Us All !
Jennifer Frenkil
Acquaintance
September 24, 2020
My condolences to the family. I can only imagine how great it was working with Johnny Cash. Listening to his music, with him playing, was very good. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during this difficult times.
September 24, 2020
best drummer around
Lindsay Moffatt
September 24, 2020
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Kent Sivadge
September 24, 2020
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Kent Sivadge
September 24, 2020
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Mr Holland. Music is the language of the heart. I love the music he made. May God give you comfort and peace as you mourn his loss. Philippians 4:7
Chris
September 24, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the Holland family in this time of your dear loss, may you find comfort from friends and family, may you find comfort from the words of Isaiah 51:12 .
September 24, 2020
Sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Holland. Sending prayers and words of comfort .
Je Sowell
September 24, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the family "Fluke" in your loss. May the God who gives hope fill you with all joy & peace at this time.
RH
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