David Peak Holloway

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David Peak Holloway, 83, of Middletown, died on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Jewish Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peak and Gertrude Holloway; brothers, Gene and Billy; and infant son, David Gregory Holloway.
David graduated from Jeffersontown High School in 1949. He continued his education at Purdue University, where he studied mechanical engineering. He proudly served as a sergeant tank commander in the 72nd tank battalion of the 2nd US Infantry Division during the Korean War.
He married his childhood sweetheart and the love of h is life, Henrida Twyman Holloway on Feb. 24, 1951. David loved farming, hunting, gardening, making sausage, his bountiful corn and his home in Destin, Fla.
he was a lifetime member of Middletown United Methodist Church. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. He was the owner of David P. Holloway Racing and was especially proud of his favorite horse, Bet on Sunshine, who ran in the Breeder's Cup three times. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association.
He founded both Quality Ready Mix and Quality Stone. He was extremely proud that Quality Stone and Quality Ready Mix remained a family-owned business and a third generation has now joined the family business.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Henrida Twyman Holloway; children, Kevin (Cathy), Brian (Debbie), Richard, Suellen and Jonathan Holloway; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Travis (Amanda) Hightower, Jesse, Tim, Kristen (Casey) Page, Gregory, Caroline, Erin Manning, Andrew (Kim) Manning, John H. Manning, Guy, Sarah, David Holloway; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Braelyn and Ellelyn Hightower; and brothers, Bob and Shannon Holloway.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 25, at Middletown United Methodist Church with burial in Middletown Cemetery. Visitation was at Ratterman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may go to Red Bird Mission, Salvation Army or Methodist Children's Home.
Published in The Pioneer News on Aug. 27, 2014
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