Macon County Chronicle

William “Bill” Holley, 70

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000183 EndHTML:0000002949 StartFragment:0000002442 EndFragment:0000002913 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/7-19-11/obits/holley.doc Mr. William “Bill” Holley of the Hensleys Creek Community was pronounced dead on arrival at the age of 70 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center at 3:02 p.m. Wednesday afternoon July 6, 2011 after suffering a fatal heart attack at his Billtown Lane home. U. S. Navy military graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon July 9th. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000183 EndHTML:0000004140 StartFragment:0000002446 EndFragment:0000004104 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/7-19-11/obits/holley.doc

Chaplin Bobby Talbert officiated and burial followed in the Holley family lot at Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens. He was one of eight children of the late James Wilburn and Elsie Elizabeth Chapman Holley and was born William Garland Holley in the Conway Community near Pulaski in rural Giles County. A sister Sadie Edwards preceded him in death as did two brothers, John and James Holley. Mr. Holley was reared in the Montague section of Madison and was a 1958 graduate of Madison High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Traffic and Transportation. On August 27, 1960 at the Madison Presbyterian Church he was married to his childhood sweetheart, the former Judith Gayle Kemp. With a lifetime career in the freight business he and his wife created Air Alert International in 1985 and sold the company and retired to rural Jackson County in 1995. He was a member of the City Road United Methodist Church in Madison. Mr. Holley proudly served our country with the United States Navy from August 1, 1958 until being honorably discharged on September 22, 1961 as a grade three Personnel Officer. Surviving in addition to his wife of almost fifty one years are four daughters, Lisa Holley of Hensleys Creek, Leslie Holley and Nikki Holley Young and husband Michael all of Smyrna, Lauren Holley of Hensleys Creek; four sisters, Lucy Foster and husband Dudley of Madison, Jimmie Lou Pope and husband Howard of Cornersville, Ruby Austin of Champmansboro, Sara Brantley and husband Roy of Nashville; two grandchildren, Joshua and Angelica Young of Smyrna.