Harold Holloway

Tennessee

JASPER Harold John Holloway, 84, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.Harold was survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Runyon Holloway; son, Kenton Holloway and wife Susie, of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Melissa Holloway, of Chattanooga; and sister, Clara Vandagriff, of Powells Crossroads as well as various nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther J. and Maude Christian Holloway; and a sister, Dorothy Beard.Harold was a longtime active member of Jasper First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon until his health began to fail. He was then elected as deacon emeritus and was presented a certificate which read: "As a man full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, First Baptist Church confers upon him the title of deacon emeritus for his faithfulness in ministry and service to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to Gods church."He taught his beloved mens Sunday school class for over 40 years and considered these men as his brothers-in-Christ. Harold was also a member of the church choir and served as a trustee. He was a member of the Sequatchie Valley Baptist Association board of directors and participated in numerous mission trips.Harold was a Korean War veteran serving in the Fighting 45th Division, K Company and reached the rank of Sgt. First Class in 13 months. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Chorwon Valley on April 22, 1952 and spent the next year in Army hospitals. Harold was awarded two Purple Hearts for his injuries.Harold worked for 33 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Jasper, Tenn. Prior to postal employment he was a partner with his father at Holloway & Son Gulf Service in Whitwell.He was a graduate of Whitwell High School where he earned all-state honors in football and all Tennessee Valley Conference honors in basketball.Services will be held at Jasper First Baptist Church at 3 p.m. CDTon Friday, Sept. 20, with the Rev. David Grisham and Rev. Hershel Powell presiding.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, Sept. 19, at Rogers Funeral Home in Jasper.Interment will be in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens with full military honors.The men of Harolds Sunday school class will serve as active Pallbearers.Sam Lambert, Sam Summers, John Holden, Dewey Gilliam, Derrick Blevins, D.W. Ross, Howard Swafford, Claude Holloway, Robert McVey, Frank Henderson and Melvin Turner.A special note of appreciation to Harolds former pastor and spiritual mentor, the Rev. G.A. McGrew.Harold Holloway, faithful to the end to his country, his family and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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