William D. Holloway

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William Davis Holloway, age 87, passed away in Conroe, TX on March 6, 2016. He was born on February 14, 1929 in Des Arc, Arkansas to Dewey Henry and Lula Ridout Holloway. William ("Bill") joined the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Much of his career in the Air Force was spent in Great Britain, where he met his bride, Audrey May Steele Holloway. Bill and Audrey were married May 3, 1953. Together, they had two daughters and two sons. Following his time in the service Bill worked briefly for the Studebaker automobile manufacturer. He then began a 35 year career with Texas Eastern Pipeline Corporation in Shreveport, LA. Bill and Audrey were active members of the Benton United Methodist Church. They reared their children in Benton, LA from 1960 until 1973. Bill spent many of those years as a Boy Scouts of America Scout Master. He loved teaching the skills he learned while growing up in the woods of rural Arkansas and made a significant impact on the character of many young men in the community. In 1972 Bill managed the Texas Eastern Corporation's move from Shreveport, LA to Houston, TX and moved the family to Conroe, TX. Bill and Audrey were both talented artisans. Bill was a master woodworker and crafted many extraordinary clocks and furniture items. He was talented at drawing and successfully tried his hand at oil painting. Audrey made porcelain dolls and Bill lovingly provided furniture for her creations. Bill was a loving husband and father and always put God and family first in his life. He was a man of few words. His smile, kindness, selfless generosity, helping hands, huge heart and positive attitude are his everlasting gift to his entire family. He loved to give the advice "Take time to smell the flowers". Bill is preceded in death by his sister Alma Lou Holloway. He is survived by his beloved wife, Audrey, brother Kenneth Holloway (JoAnne), daughters Debra Holloway Samson, Gina Holloway Moore, sons, Michael Davis Holloway (Brenda), Stephen Dewey Holloway (Kelli), nieces and nephews, 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Conroe Funeral Directors,1504 N. Thompson Street, Conroe, Texas on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5-6PM for the family and 6-8PM for friends. Funeral services will be held in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors on Friday, March 11, 2016 at noon. Burial will follow at Cashner's Garden Park Cemetery on Teas Nursery Road in Conroe, TX.


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