Holliday, James Franklin

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James Franklin (Doc) Holliday, 68, of Pulaski, died Monday morning April 13, 2009, at Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born October 14, 1940, in Radford, and was the son of the late Loretta Arthur Holliday.

He was a retired employee of Verizon Telephone Company with 35 years of service. He was a member and deacon of Memorial Baptist Church where his love was to sing in the choir. He was a high school football official for over 20 years, was a railroad enthusiast and was heavily involved with the Raymond Ratcliff Memorial Museum. He enjoyed exercising with the rehab group in the local YMCA, and was a charter member of the coffee club at Master Chef. He was a life member of the Pulaski County Life Saving Crew, and served on various committees of Pulaski Town Council. With his many accomplishments, nothing was more important than being a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Bradbury Holliday, of Pulaski; his children, Anita Atkins and her husband, Jerry, of Pilot Mt., N.C., Paul Holliday and his wife, Karon, of Lewisville, N.C., Jean Lippard and her husband, Jim, of Daniels, W.Va., and Sharon Collins and her husband, Buddy, of Trigg. Also survived by his grandchildren, Amanda White, Jennifer Atkins, Jamie Atkins, and Jesse Atkins, all of Pilot Mt., N.C., Bridgett Saliba, of Winston-Salem, Lagan Lippard, Jesse Lippard, Ardis Lippard, and Ryan Lippard, of Daniels, W.Va., Shannon Collins, of Pulaski, Evan Collins, of Trigg; one great-granddaughter, Ambrin White, of Pilot Mt., N.C.; mother-in-law, Edna Epperly Bradbury, of Blacksburg; a favorite aunt, Dorothy Epperly, of Blacksburg; along with many friends and extended family.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. David Lones officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be anytime Wednesday after 4 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish they may make memorial contributions in “Doc’s” memory to the Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 31 Pulaski, Va. 24301.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.