Avis de décès

Rev. Dr. Boyd Marshall Holliday

31 décembre 19496 septembre 2021
Rev. Dr. Boyd Marshall Holliday LAKE JUNALUSKA - Dr. Boyd Marshall Holliday, born December 31, 1949, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. For almost 50 years, he was a devoted husband to Jean McLarty Holliday, who survives him along with his sister, Marie (Holliday) Siniard of Penrose, NC; brother, John Roy Holliday (Nancy) of Columbia, MO; sister-in-law, Sallie Gordon McLarty of Greensboro, NC; nephew, Thomas Siniard (Cristy) of Fountain, CO; nephew, Aaron Siniard (Amanda) of Penrose, NC; nephew, Jonathan Byrd (Mandy) of Oak Ridge, NC; niece, Emily (Byrd) Lawrence of Jamestown, NC; niece, Elizabeth Hensley of Morgantown, WV; niece, Summer Sheppard (Larry) of Columbia, MO; and seven grand-nieces who all loved him dearly. Boyd graduated with honors from Brevard High School, completed his undergraduate education at UNC-CH, then post-graduate work at Duke Divinity School. He was pastor at churches in Mt. Airy, Greensboro, Albemarle, and High Point, and considered each appointment a joyful opportunity to serve God. A retired Elder in the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, Boyd and Jean eventually settled in Lake Junaluska, NC. Boyd “always had his nose in a book” according to his sister, Marie, and his intellect set him apart from other students early in life. It was that quiet, studious young man who caught the eye of Jean McLarty when they were young teenagers, and it was love at first sight. They married December 30, 1971, and Jean was the love of his life. Boyd was an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying gardening, hiking, and camping. He never lost his passion for music and art, teaching himself to play the banjo and learning how to make beautiful panels of stained glass. He and Jean had a menagerie of pets over the years that they rescued, some residing indoors and some outdoors. Boyd doted on each of them, and didn’t spare a moment or a dime to make sure they had all the best life could offer. Boyd was also a master at very, very bad jokes, “groaners” as his family fondly called his cringeworthy puns, which were never in short supply. More than anything in his life, Boyd loved the people who crossed his path. Every single one. He was a gentle, humble man. His dedication to the ministry, to teaching the love that God has for all of us, was the binding element he saw in each of us. LAKE JUNALUSKA - Dr. Boyd Marshall Holliday, born December 31, 1949, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. For almost 50 years, he was a devoted husband to Jean McLarty Holliday, who survives him along with his sister, Marie (Holliday) Siniard of Penrose, NC; brother, John Roy Holliday (Nancy) of Columbia, MO; sister-in-law, Sallie Gordon McLarty of Greensboro, NC; nephew, Thomas Siniard (Cristy) of Fountain, CO; nephew, Aaron Siniard (Amanda) of Penrose, NC; nephew, Jonathan Byrd (Mandy) of Oak Ridge, NC; niece, Emily (Byrd) Lawrence of Jamestown, NC; niece, Elizabeth Hensley of Morgantown, WV; niece, Summer Shepard (Larry) of Columbia, MO; and seven grand-nieces who all loved him dearly. Boyd graduated with honors from Brevard High School, completed his undergraduate education at UNC-CH, then post-graduate work at Duke Divinity School. He was pastor at churches in Mt. Airy, Greensboro, Albemarle, and High Point, and considered each appointment a joyful opportunity to serve God. A retired Elder in the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, Boyd and Jean eventually settled in Lake Junaluska, NC. Boyd “always had his nose in a book” according to his sister, Marie, and his intellect set him apart from other students early in life. It was that quiet, studious young man who caught the eye of Jean McLarty when they were young teenagers, and it was love at first sight. They married December 30, 1971, and Jean was the love of his life. Boyd was an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying gardening, hiking, and camping. He never lost his passion for music and art, teaching himself to play the banjo and learning how to make beautiful panels of stained glass. He and Jean had a menagerie of pets over the years that they rescued, some residing indoors and some outdoors. Boyd doted on each of them, and didn’t spare a moment or a dime to make sure they had all the best life could offer. Boyd was also a master at very, very bad jokes, “groaners” as his family fondly called his cringeworthy puns, which were never in short supply. More than anything in his life, Boyd loved the people who crossed his path. Every single one. He was a gentle, humble man. His dedication to the ministry, to teaching the love that God has for all of us, was the binding element he saw in each of us. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com for the Holliday family.

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