Irven Holliday, 90, Palmyra, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.
Born May 5, 1925, in Emmalena, Ky., he was the son of the late Elisha and Georgia Holyfield Holliday.
He was an electrician retiring after 30 years from Chrysler Air Temp Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, a member of New Salisbury Full Gospel Church and the Masonic Lodge and a World War II Army veteran, who was a member of the Merrill’s Marauders, a long-range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit that fought in the South-East Asia theatre during the war.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Edna Ritchie, on Sept. 29, 2011; two sons, Darrell and Kenneth Holliday; a sister, Oshia Holliday; and four brothers, Matt, Thomas, Burnice and Bennie Holliday.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Parker and Joy Combs; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 13, after 9 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Funeral: Saturday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Palmyra Cemetery.