John Holliday (1927 - 2012)

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John Holliday

Cross Hill

John Edward "PaPa Bo" Holliday, 84, husband of Ruth Elizabeth Crawford Holliday for 63 years, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2012.

Mr. Holliday was born August 16, 1927 in Greenwood to the late Fred Dee Holliday and Ella Clayton Blaine Holliday. He was WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Phillipine Islands. He retired from Life of Georgia Insurance Company and was certified as a LUTC. He served as an agent and sales manager, and later worked for Napa Auto Parts. He played in the county baseball leagues and the Western Carolina Textile league. He was a member of Cross Hill First Baptist Church and the Young at Heart group, where he served as a church trustee and deacon.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Don Chastain, and Jill and Ronnie Sprouse; a sister, Pat Grimes; five grandchildren, Brian Sprouse and wife Becca, Kevin Chastain and wife Paige, Amanda Riddle, Darla Bryant and husband Ernie, and Bonnie Humphries and husband Charlie; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Hill First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Curtis Marshall and Rev. Howard Suttles. Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Greenville Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Bethabara Baptist Church Building Fund, 56 Drowdy Road, Cross Hill, SC 29332.

Fletcher Funeral Servive

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Published in The Greenville News on May 15, 2012
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