HOLLIDAY, Lt. Col. David C. U.S. Army (Ret.), age 85, of Clearwater, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014. He was born on July 5, 1928 to the late Honorable Malcolm and Elizabeth Holliday of Jackson, KY. He graduated in 1944 from Jackson High School at age 15. Immediately entering the University of Kentucky, he was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. He graduated in 1953 (Go Cats!). He entered military service at age 17 during World War II, first serving in the Marine Corps and then joining the U.S. Army in 1951. He was in active service for over 20 years during which time he was awarded many honors. He continued serving as a civilian in Combat Development Systems. He retired in 1989. "Doc", as he was affectionately known, was a Fellow of the University of Kentucky. He was a published writer, guest speaker on national defense, avid golfer and enjoyed his cigars. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 38 years, Betsy Holliday (née Milton); son, David Todd Holliday; his two sisters and three brothers. He is survived by his two daughters, Candy (Marc) Sharp, and Suzanne (Richard) Beck; three grandchildren, David Scherer, Amanda Beck, and Sarah Ann (Jordan) Finch; niece, Nancy (Ed) Tonry of Clearwater; and many other nieces and nephews. Services will be in Lexington, KY. Arrangements are being handled by Anderson McQueen in St. Petersburg, FL and Kerr Brothers Funeral home in Lexington, KY. Visitation will be at Kerr Brothers on East Main Street, beginning at 10 am, Thursday, March 13, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University of Kentucky Holliday/Milton Scholarship Fund, UK Office of Development, Sturgill Development Building, Lexington, KY 405060015. View our online guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 12, 2014