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 James “Jim” Holloway was born May 24, 1929, in Haslet, Texas, the son of Charles “Ed” and Eva Holloway.

He graduated from Courtney High School in Martin County, Texas.

Jim then married Billie Glaze on Jan. 14, 1950.

He served four years in the United States Army. Jim graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 1960.

He was then employed by the First Bank and Trust in Bryan, Texas, then went on to serve at several other financial institutions. Jim retired from Bill Johnson Real Estate in 2006.

 Jim was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and served many years as a committee man. He was well-known in Austin County for his participation in local cook-offs. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and   was an avid outdoorsman, Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Jim passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, in Bellville, surrounded by his family, at the age of 80. He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years  Billie (Bill) Holloway, of Bellville; children Kyle Holloway and his wife Peggy, of Bellville and Wade Holloway; grandchildren  Dwayne Holloway and his wife, Jennifer, April Bebee, Shawn Holloway and his wife, Stephanie, Chad Holloway and his wife, Kayce, Cord Holloway Boyette, Tye Holloway, Shelby Holloway and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Gene Holloway and his wife, Pat; sisters Joy Powell, Phyllis Blanton, Nancy Duncan and her husband, Clindl and numerous nieces, nephews, family and dear friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents,  brothers, Virgil Holloway and Kenneth Lee Holloway and niece, Lori Susan Holloway.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers from Bellville General Hospital and Colonial Belle Nursing Home for all their love and care.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 at Bellville United Methodist Church,.

Funeral Service was 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at Bellville United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Stutes and Pastor Amy Haralson officiating.

Interment was in Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville.

Pallbearers were Shawn Holloway,  Chad Holloway, Tye Holloway, Lynton Holloway, Jerry Jenkins, Jim Jenkins, Billy Dan Holladay, Dwayne Holloway.

Honorary Pallbearers were Gerald Tegeler, Jeff Haugen, Brian Taylor, Michael Stovall, Bill Johnson, George Salifti, Gary Inglish, Mike Koehn. 

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Bellville General Hospital, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418, Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833.

Please visit the website created in memory of Jim at

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville. Visit to light a candle and sign the register book in memory of Jim.
Posted by Joy Neely


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