Johnny Dwight “Buck” Jolly Sr.

April 4, 1934 – March 16, 2018

Johnny Dwight “Buck” Jolly Sr., 83, died at Gordon Hospice on Friday, March 16, 2018 following a period of declining health.

Buck was born on April 4, 1934 in the Snow Creek community of Iredell County and was the son of the late Charles Edward and Ila Goodin Jolly. He attended Statesville City Schools, and was for many years a self-employed plumbing contractor.

Buck often volunteered his time and skill to help relatives and neighbors with carpentry or plumbing projects at their homes, and he also liked working in his garden and sharing the produce with acquaintances.

Survivors include Buck’s wife, Peggy Poole Jolly, his son, John Jolly, both of Troutman; his granddaughter, Megan Jolly and great-granddaughter, Aubrey Jolly, both of Statesville; and sister-in-law Evelyn Jolly of Statesville. He also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents, Buck was pre-deceased by son, Steven Lamar Jolly; in-laws, Henry B. and Evie Poole McGee; brothers, Odell, Al, and Charles Jr.; sisters, Inez Sprinkle, Hazel Campbell, Teensie Cook, Willie Marlowe, and Beulah Hines.

Through the years, Buck spent much time hunting with his coonhounds and beagles, and fishing for bass and crappie on Lake Norman. He also enjoyed watching tennis, college basketball, and classic television westerns. Buck was an avid NASCAR fan, especially of the Ford teams.

A memorial service celebrating Buck’s life will be conducted in the Troutman Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. J.B. Parker, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, 704-761-2400.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Buck Jolly.

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  1. Donner wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the family. Remember you are not alone at this difficult time. “God is our refuge and strength, help that is readily found in times of distress.” Psalm 46:1

  2. Dell Lambert wrote:

    Thinking of you at this time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend Dell Lambert

  3. Jerry and Betty Morton wrote:

    So sorry for your loss Peggy and family. Thought a lot of Buck. A good plumber.

  4. Max & Shirley Parker wrote:

    Please accept our sympathy. Buck was always a great help to us and to Mama Ada. He will certainly be missed. A very colorful character that we loved to chat with. He would make our day.