Memorial services for George Holley Sr., 71, of Gatesville, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville, with Pastor Robert Gilbert officiating.
Mr. Holley died March 4, 2018, at his home. He was born Mary 18, 1946, in San Antonio to the late Lynn Elton and Issie Williamson Holley.
As a military brat, Mr. Holley also lived in Panama and Fort Polk, La. When his father went to Korea, he lived in Hamilton with his mother and older brother. In 1957, his family moved to Killeen, where he attended school and graduated from Killeen High School.
After graduation, Mr. Holley started working for the telephone company in Killeen. He later moved to Florida doing contract work for the phone company, until moving to Gatesville in 1973, where he made his home.
He married Angie Tippit in 2006. He retired from Century Link in 2008. Mr. Holley was an advanced diver and a gun enthusiast. He loved to hunt (especially from a helicopter), diving, dancing, arrowhead digging, jeep riding and his time spent at Fort Hood. He was a member of Mound Cowboy Church.
Mr. Holley is survived by his wife, Angie Holley, and her sons, B.J. Bates and wife, Charlie and Marshall Bates; George’s sons, Bill Holley and wife, Bobbie and Buddy Holley and significant other, Susan Nogues; brother, Lynn Holley Jr.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and many friends who he loved like family.
Memorials may be made to ALS Association, 8600 Wurzbach Road, Suite 700, San Antonio, TX 78240 or to the Gatesville Special Olympics (make checks payable to SOTX-GAT12), 209 Meadowview Lane, Gatesville.