William Harry Jolly, 81, of Hiddenite, N.C., passed away December 16, 2023, at his home after an extended illness. He was born January 5, 1942, in Iredell County to the late William Stamey Jolly and Katie Carson Jolly.

William served in the U.S. Army and was a Machinist. He attended Rock Hill Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe A. Jolly, C. A. Jolly and R. S. Jolly; and three sisters, Ethleen Cambell, Geneva Bunton and Sue Carter.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years, Bonny Upright Jolly; two sons, Charles Stamey Jolly and wife Sharon of Deer Park, Texas, and Patrick F. Speece and wife Renee of Statesville, N.C.; one daughter, Terry Laprell of Hiddenite, N.C.; one brother, Buddy Jolly of Hiddenite, N.C.; two sisters, Elna Cambell of Statesville, and Emma Lou McCall of Salisbury, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted Friday, December 22, 2023, at 3 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplin Charley Patrick will officiate. Family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to service.

Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Jolly family.