He was a member of Mount Olive Church of God and attended the Waymakers Sunday School Class. He was retired from the Bradley County Schools system after 31 years of faithful service. During his tenure, he taught at Black Fox Elementary, was principal at Michigan Avenue School and served as special education supervisor, technology supervisor and elementary supervisor. During those years, he coached basketball, softball and baseball. He was elected to serve as superintendent of Bradley County Schools prior to his retirement.
After his retirement, he taught for three years in the Georgia schools system and was employed as a funeral director assistant at Grissom Funeral Home.
He was a past member of the Cleveland Rotary Club and the Gideon’s. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a faithful friend. Though he is now absent from the body … he is present with the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Walter and Margaret Johnston Holloway.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Mary Holloway; three beautiful daughters: Jill, her husband, Matt Ingram, Merridith Holloway Wiseman and Whitney, her husband, Kevin White; six grandchildren: Chase Wiseman, Haylea Wiseman, Maddy White, Ella Ingram, Morgan White and Anna Ingram; two sisters and one brother: Donna and Don Jones, John and Connie Holloway and Linda and Danny Keller; one nephew and two nieces: Dustin Jones, Tachsha Schoolcraft and Caroline Holloway; two aunts and four uncles: Cora Davis, Joyce Allmon, Jack Holloway, Vernon Holloway, Bobby Holloway and Derryle Holloway; two sisters-in-law: Pat and Jerry Akins, and Linda and Larry McDaniel; one brother-in-law, Wesley Mitchell Jr.; and a host of friends.
A Celebration of the Life and Home Going of David L. Holloway will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive Church of God with Pastor Gary Sears and the Revs. Paul Lee and Charles White officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Chase Wiseman, Kevin White, Matt Ingram, Jason Morris, Dusty Jones, Tucker Jones, Keith Rominger, Please Harvo, John Driver, John Dixon, Jerry Frazier, Gary Baldwin, Kenny Phillips and Rick Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Waymakers Sunday School Class.
The family will receive friends Monday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Mount Olive Church of God.
Arrangements are being handled by Grissom Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net.