Thomas Eugene (Tommy) Holley Sr., age 65 of Chipley, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born May 21, 1948 in Chipley, to the late Alfred and Josephine (Lewis) Holley. Tommy started as an apprentice lineman in 1968 with Southern Electric company in Georgia and had worked with several power companies throughout the southeast during his 45 year career including; Richards and Associates, Harper Electric subcontracting to West Florida Electric, R.D. Moody and Associates, Mastc Electric, and Pike Electric before finally retiring with Utilicon Services in Davisboro, Ga. He was followed into the Electrical Power line business by his two brothers and several family members. He was an avid bass fisherman and had numerous awards to vouch for his love of fishing.
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In addition to his parents, Tommy is predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Sue (Nelson) Holley.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas "Bo" Holley, Jr. of Chipley and Jason Holley and wife Teresa of Bonifay; one granddaughter, Katelyn Holley of Chipley; two brothers, Gene Holley of Chipley and Sammy Holley of Crawfordville; three sisters, Gwen Foxworth of Chipley, Mary Jo Sasser of Chipley and JoAnn Holley Lloyd of Chipley.
The family received friends Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Brickyard Road Chapel. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Brickyard Road Chapel with the Rev. Ernest Dupree officiating. Interment followed in Wachob-Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends and family may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Jan. 29, 2014