OBITUARY

Harry F. "Pop" Holley

April 29, 1920March 24, 2018
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Graveside services for Harry F. “Pop” Holley, 97, of Lufkin, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Valley Mills Cemetery in Valley Mills, TX. Mr. Holley was born April 29, 1920 in Iredell, TX and passed away on March 24, 2018 at his residence. He was the son of the late Sally (Horn) and John Holley. Pop was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a loyal, hardworking man and retired from Natural Gas Pipeline. He was a handyman and could fix anything. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and loved to tell stories. He was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin and proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Gleena and Ronnie Nerren; grandchildren, Stephanie and Jeremy Mayes and Kevin Nerren; great-grandchildren, Hunter Mayes, Taylor Mayes, Brittany Nerren and Cheyanne Nerren; nieces, Gail Ransom, Donna Gildner, Beverly Taylor, Dottie Ross and Patty Parker; nephews, John McCameron, Bob Lyons and James Holley; and a host of other family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by wife, Opal Holley; 3 sisters, 2 brothers and his beloved Boston Terrier, Beanie. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and former co-workers of Natural Gas Pipeline; caregivers, Amy, Teresa, Mary, Heather; and caregiver and neighbor, Christine Davis. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jennifer and her team at Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Gleena and Ronnie Nerren, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Stephanie and Jeremy Mayes, Grandchildren
  • Kevin Nerren, Grandson
  • Hunter Mayes and Taylor Mayes, Great-Grandchildren
  • Brittany Nerren and Cheyanne Nerren, Great-Grandchildren
  • Gail Ransom, Niece
  • Donna Gildner, Niece
  • Beverly Taylor, Niece
  • Dottie Ross, Niece
  • Patty Parker, Niece
  • John McCameron, Nephew
  • Bob Lyons, Nephew
  • James Holley, Nephew
  • Mr. Holley was also survived by a host of other family members and friends.


    He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Holley; parents, Sally (Horn) and John Holley; 3 sisters, 2 brothers and his beloved Boston Terrier, Beanie.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Friends and Former Co-Workers of Natural Gas Pipeline, Honorary
  • Caregivers, Amy, Teresa, Mary and Heather, Honorary
  • Caregiver and Neighbor, Christine Davis, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Harry F. "Pop" Holley

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Sallie and Len McVay

March 26, 2018

I loved receiving Christmas cards from Harry each year because of the sweet and personal updates he gave. My dad, Bob, loved his Uncle Harry very much. Thinking of your family at this time.

Christine Davis

March 26, 2018

Harry and Opal will be missed. May God hold them keep them in each other's arms forever.
Christine and James Davis
Lufkin, TX

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Biography

Graveside services for Harry F. “Pop” Holley, 97, of Lufkin, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Valley Mills Cemetery in Valley Mills, TX.
Mr. Holley was born April 29, 1920 in Iredell, TX and passed away on March 24, 2018 at his residence. He was the son of the late Sally (Horn) and John Holley.
Pop was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a loyal, hardworking man and retired from Natural Gas Pipeline. He was a handyman and could fix anything. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and loved to tell stories. He was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin and proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Gleena and Ronnie Nerren; grandchildren, Stephanie and Jeremy Mayes and Kevin Nerren; great-grandchildren, Hunter Mayes, Taylor Mayes, Brittany Nerren and Cheyanne Nerren; nieces, Gail Ransom, Donna Gildner, Beverly Taylor, Dottie Ross and Patty Parker; nephews, John McCameron, Bob Lyons and James Holley; and a host of other family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by wife, Opal Holley; 3 sisters, 2 brothers and his beloved Boston Terrier, Beanie.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends and former co-workers of Natural Gas Pipeline; caregivers, Amy, Teresa, Mary, Heather; and caregiver and neighbor, Christine Davis.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jennifer and her team at Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com
Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.