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Victor "Vic" L. Holloway

March 5, 1959 — March 10, 2020

Victor Lawrence Holloway

Victor Lawrence Holloway was born in Independence, KS, March 5, 1959 to Mary Ann Charlesworth Holloway and Elbert Newton Holloway. He passed away at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO on March 10, 2020.

Vic graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1978 and attended Independence Community College (class of 1980) and Pittsburg State University (class of 1982). In high school, he was active in sports, managing the football team and played golf and basketball. He was active a as a manager for the ICC basketball team and was an avid fan and supporter of Pirate Basketball until his death.

Vic was talented and excelled at all he pursued. He was a championship golfer and loved the game. He played his entire life, beginning at the Cherryvale Country Club on sand greens, living there in the summer with his parents who managed the club. He had wonderful memories of going on golf trips with his long-time high school friends to prominent golf courses around the country. He was a member and played at the Independence Country Club until his death.

His interests included bow hunting in later years, as evidenced in his home where several mounts hang. He loved the outdoors and spent many summer days doing yard work and fishing. In years past, he loved his horse Jay and did a memorable trail ride through New Mexico.

Vic was employed at Gragg Cabinet and Vallis Wngrof in Cherryvale, and Flesh Printing in Parsons. He later worked at Cessna Aircraft as a Sheet Metal Mechanic in Independence, KS and at Bell Helicopter in Amarillo, TX, where he loved going to hockey games.

He retired back to his hometown of Cherryvale due to heart issues. Upon returning, he used his hunting expertise to guide hunters that would come to the area for expeditions. In later years, he found solace in creating original art by painting his dogs and various landscapes. Vic always loved his dogs and had several during his lifetime. They were his family and always his priority. He loved his friends, the Cherryvale Chargers, Pittsburg State Gorillas and the Kansas Jayhawks. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish in Cherryvale.

Vic was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ann and Elbert Holloway grandparents, Lucille G. Charlesworth and Arthur Wayne Charlesworth and uncle, Richard Charlesworth. He is survived by his brothers, Douglas Elbert Holloway and Richard Kenyon Holloway, his Aunt Dr. Jo Ann C. McDowell, his cousin Suzanne L. Cordova, all of Cherryvale, and his nephew Clay Elbert Holloway of Fort Scott.

His funeral will be held at Wickham Family Funeral Home in Cherryvale on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 AM, followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery. A luncheon for funeral guests will be held at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the AWOL Animal Shelter in Independence, KS, or the Cherryvale Charger Booster Club.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Wickham Family Funeral Home - Cherryvale

216 East 4th Street, Cherryvale, KS 67335

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