George Graham Holliday, 89, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Vitas Inpatient Hospice in Lecanto, FL. A native of Miami, FL, he was born on New Year's Day, January 1, 1932 to Alvin F. and Lemmie Holliday of Miami.
George was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War, seeing combat as an infantryman with the rank of corporal. The young veteran received his honorable discharge in October 1954 and returned to his wife, Wanda Holliday, and his job as a fireman with the Miami Fire Department. George retired from the fire department in the mid-1960s and relocated to North Carolina with Wanda and their three children, George Jr., Russell, and Wanda. After a number of years in North Carolina, George and Wanda returned to Florida, settling in Citrus County where George could indulge his passion for fishing and being on the water. When not fishing, you could catch George having breakfast at Grannie's, playing cards with a group of friends, spending time with his beloved dogs, or collecting rusty treasures.
George is survived by Wanda, his wife of almost 70 years, and his children, George Holliday, Jr., (wife Marlene) of Zirconia, NC; Russell Holliday (wife Debra) of St. Augustine, FL; and Wanda Hackney of Homosassa, FL; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-children. He is also survived by his two younger siblings, Jackie Brice of Jupiter, FL and Fletcher Holliday of Demrest, GA.
Arrangements for George are private. George often donated to Veterans of War organizations and the VFW in order to support the health and welfare of those who served our country. Please consider a donation to one of those organizations or a charity of your choice
to honor George.