Jb Holifield, 87, of Corsicana passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 at his residence with his family at his side. He was born November 4, 1924 to Charlie Holifield and Ella Mae Sims Holifield in the Raleigh Community in Navarro County. Jb served his country during World War II in the United States Army stationed in Japan. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Corsicana and was also a home builder in the Navarro County and surrounding areas for 40 years.
He is survived by his children, John Holifield and wife Louise of Corsicana; Steven Holifield and wife Melanie of Lott, Texas and Charles Holifield of Corsicana; two sisters, Louester McGraw of Blooming Grove and Beulah Mae Cates of Barry; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents; mother of his children, Lelia Virginia Dozier Holifield; brother, Barney Gene Holifield and sisters, Aliene Vest and Evelyn Vaught. Visitation will be 6-8pm Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 10am Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Lane Teele of Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating.