Irven Holliday, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday,February 09, 2016 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Corydon, Indiana.
He was born May 5, 1925 in Emmalena, Kentucky to Elisha and Georgia (Holyfield) Holliday He was married to Edna (Ritchie) Holliday and she preceded him in death on September 29, 2011. Irven enjoyed fishing and boating.
He was an electrician retiring after 30 years from Chrysler Air Temp Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of New Salisbury Full Gospel Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was a WW II Army veteran where he was a member of the Merrill’s Marauders, a long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asia theatre of World War II.
He is survived by two daughters, Ruby Parker and Joy Combs along with 9 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sons, Darrell and Kenneth Holliday, one sister, Oshia Holliday and four brothers, Matt, Thomas, Burnice and Bennie Holliday.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial to follow in Palmyra Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 12, 2016 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Love Funeral Home and from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
All arrangements are being handled by Love Funeral Home, Palmyra.