J.D. Holley, age 86, of Metropolis, IL passed away at 7:28 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis. Ron Gulley of Park Street Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens with military rites.
J.D. was born on April 7, 1926 in Benton, KY to Delbert and Madeline (Johnson) Holley. J.D. was a member of the Park Street Church of Christ in Metropolis, a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, had previously served as an alderman for the City of Metropolis representing Ward 3, and was a retired milk distributor for Prairie Farms. J.D. loved to race stock cars, go carts, and most anything with a motor on it, but his true passion was to ride his motorcycle.
J.D. is survived by a son, Jimmie Dale Holley and wife Anna; a daughter, Debra Ann Lewis and husband Gary; grandchildren, James Holley and wife Lisa, William Holley and wife Julie, Lisa Werner and husband Kevin, Karen Jones and husband Chris, Bryan McManus and wife Lindy, Jason McManus and wife Christina, Justin McManus, Chad Lewis and wife Jessica, and Cale Lewis; great grandchildren, Ashley and Kyle Holley, Jared Medley, Dalton Werner, Adam Jones and wife Emily, Myles, Josey, Cameron, Hunter, and Aubry McManus, Lydia, Hudson, and Holden Lewis; nephews, Bradley Joe Holley and Adrian Henley.
J.D. was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 55 years, Shirley (Ogden) Holley; two brothers; one infant sister; and one nephew.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening March 12, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis.
Pallbearers will be Jared Medley, Carl Medley, Earl Hunerkoch, Tom Burnham, Billy Comer, and Bob Griffey.