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John Wesley Holloway

October 15, 1959 November 8, 2018
John Wesley Holloway
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Obituary for John Wesley Holloway

John Wesley Holloway, the son of Albert S. and Mary (Ferdig) Holloway, was born October 15, 1959, in Atlantic, Iowa and died November 8, 2018, at his home in Exira, Iowa under hospice care at the age of 59 years and 23 days. John and his brother Irvin were raised by their aunt and uncle, Joseph and Dorothy Holloway who later became their parents.
John was baptized and confirmed at the Presbyterian Church in Bronson, Iowa. He attended the Corning Community Schools through the eighth grade. John then trimmed trees, did farm work, and later began driving truck.
On October 4, 1976, he was united in marriage to Cindy Thomlison in Rockport, Missouri. They were blessed with three children Shawn, Pamela, and Deborah. John continued trimming trees and farming until 1985 when he started trucking and in 1988 purchased his own truck (the “mean green machine”. He operated his own trucking business for several years then sold the truck. John was an “over the road” trucker for several different businesses until 2012. John again purchased his own truck and operated Holloway Trucking with the help of his wife Cindy. He drove over the road for several years then modified the cab on the truck so that he could haul grain for Landus until he had to retire in May of 2018 due to his failing health.
John’s passion was truck driving. He enjoyed playing cards, Yahtzee, and watching TV. His favorite holiday was Thanksgiving and he thoroughly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren opening their Christmas presents. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents Albert and Mary Holloway and Joseph and Dorothy Holloway; his brothers Joe Holloway, Art Holloway, Ralph Holloway, and (infant brother) Virgil Holloway; his niece Rebecca Whittley; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Dallas and Esther Thomlison; his brothers-in-law Fred Kawik, Sidney Pruitt, and Charles and wife Elaine Knapp.
Survivors include his wife Cindy Holloway of Exira, Iowa; his children Shawn and wife Chasity Holloway of Massena, Iowa, Pamela Schumacher and Wayne Broad of Rockwell City, Iowa, and Deborah and husband Jeremy Summers of North Liberty, Iowa’ his son-in-law Bill Schumacher of Rockwell City, Iowa; his grandchildren: Dalton, Davon, Preston, Brad, Ryker, Alexis, Payton, Kendall, and Kiersten; his brothers and sisters Marie and husband Glen Vestal of Manning, Iowa, Viola Welch and Lily Buck both of Independence, Kansas, Richard and wife Nancy Fredrickson of Sioux City, Iowa, Albert and wife Kathy Holloway of Manning, Iowa, Irvin and wife Dennice Holloway of Carroll, Iowa, and Virgil and wife Reva Holloway of Nixa, Missouri; his sisters-in-law Shirley Jean Pruitt of Kodiak, Alaska, Donna and husband Al Shieffer of Omaha, Nebraska, and Peggy Holloway of Atlantic, Iowa; his special friends Emma Jackson of Seffner, Florida, Floyd and wife Donna Collins of Manning, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
The family will meet with friends on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira, Iowa. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Steven Frock on Monday morning November 12, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira, Iowa. Interment will be in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Le Mars, Iowa at 3:00 p.m. The honorary casket bearers will be Floyd Collins, David Wilson, and Freddy Kawik. The casket bearers will be Scotty Holloway, Michael Kawik, Clarence Steinbach, Larry Wilkerson, Art Holloway, and Daniel Dinkel.


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Visitation

Sunday

11

Nov

5:00 PM 11/11/2018 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/11/2018 9:00:00 PM
Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Exira

234 West South Street
Exira, IA 50076

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Exira
234 West South Street Exira 50076 IA
United States

Service

Monday

12

Nov

10:30 AM 11/12/2018 10:30:00 AM
Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Exira

234 West South Street
Exira, IA 50076

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Exira
234 West South Street Exira 50076 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resthaven Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

150th Street
Le Mars, Iowa, Iowa 51031

150th Street Le Mars, Iowa 51031 Iowa
United States
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