HOLLOWAY REX L

LTC Rex L Holloway was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/12/2015 at the age of 77.2
Macclenny, FL
Date of Birth 05/01/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 119 AHC in 66-67, 611 TC in 69
This information was provided by Jack Hilliker

More detail on this person: Rex Lynn Holloway passed away on July 12th, 2015. Rex was born in Pearl, Illinois in 1938, and moved to Palatka, Florida with his family at the age of eight. He graduated from Palatka High School, and then entered the University of Florida, where he was a member of ROTC and Theta Chi Fraternity. Upon graduating in 1961 with a B.A. in Psychology, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army. Rex served his country for twenty-six years. He was an army aviator, completing two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. His overseas service also included five years in Europe as a battalion commander. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He and his family returned to Palatka, where he served as an academic counselor at St. Johns River Community College for nineteen years. He was a lifelong Gator fan, enjoyed growing roses, working in his yard, and was an expert at fixing anything that was broken. Rex loved living at Miltondale and being so close to his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Flo Ann Milton Holloway; daughters, Shelly Holloway (Chris) Neri and Lara Holloway (Jesse) Manalo, both of Macclenny; and six grandchildren, Jackson, Danny, and River Grace Neri; and Ava, Jake, and Lilah Manalo. Rex is also survived by his sister Gwen Purvis of St. Augustine, and brother Sidney Holloway of Garner, North Carolina. He was predeceased by his parents Taylor and Nona Holloway, and brothers Wayne Holloway and Lonny Holloway. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at Macclenny Church of Christ with Sam Kitching officiating. Full military honors to follow at Miltondale. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 17, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family's guest book.

Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 15, 2015

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