George “Britt” Holloway, age 100 of Bent Creek, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late John and Ida Tipton Holloway. He is preceded in death by brothers, Homer, Ray and Joseph Holloway; sisters, Mary Price, Edna Hedrick, Arlene Whitson, Joyce Holloway and infant sister, Emma Holloway; daughter-in-law, Vickie Laws Holloway; son-in-law, Danny Ray Letterman; and great-great grandson, Clayton Dean Buchanan.
Britt was a WWII Army Veteran, having served in the South Pacific in the 80th General Hospital Unit. He was a retired farmer and a member of Byrd’s Chapel Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, who always insisted that a person take care of their soul. He recently celebrated his 100th birthday November 22nd.
Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Maxine Wilson Holloway; daughters, Ida Letterman of Burnsville, Becky Holloway and husband Guy of Candler and Kim Holloway of the home; sons, Mike Holloway of Burnsville, Stanley Holloway and wife Tammie of Green Mountain and Greg Holloway and wife Wendy of Bakersville. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, December 8th in the Whitson Cemetery at Bent Creek at 3 p.m. Reverend Ronald Buchanan, Jr. will officiate. Military grave rites will be conducted by Sgt. E.L. Randolph Chapter 57 DAV. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks are required for all attending.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Home Care of the Blue Ridge at 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Holloway family.
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