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Harvey Franklin Holliman, Jr. was born April 11, 1944 in Spring Creek, Oklahoma to Myrtle Ratchael and Harvey Franklin Holliman Sr., and raised in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Harvey passed away on April 29, 2015 at home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma surrounded by his family. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents Myrtle and Harvey Holliman, Sr.; sister, Frankie Luna, and brother-in-law, Lesley Sterling. He is survived by his loving wife, Lynda Sue Holliman; two sons, Michael Holliman and his children, Keifer, Abby, Gracie & Michael John of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Keith Holliman & wife Jamie and their children, Tanner and Mia of Edmond, Oklahoma; sister, JoAnn Sterling of Espanola, New Mexico; brother, Gene & wife Donna of Holdenville, Oklahoma; and many other family members and friends.
Harvey grew up in Holdenville, Oklahoma learning the importance of hard work at an early age. He graduated from Atwood High School 1962 where he played baseball on the 1959 state championship team. Harvey married his other half at 18 years old and remained a devoted husband for 52 years.
Memorial services will be held, Friday, May 8th at the Church of the Nazarene in Holdenville, Oklahoma at 3:00pm.
Debbie Leach Holt says
I have many fond memories of Harv. Proud to call him family. Prayers for Sue, Mike and Keith and all the others affected by his loss.
Beth Corcoran says
We are thinking of your family, prayers sent ! Michael & Beth Corcoran
Kristi Gum (Foran) says
Prayers and thoughts to such a wonderful family. I have known them for such a long long time. What an amazing man he was.
Mandi May says
I’m sorry for your loss ! My sympathy and condolences go out to you and your family, Mike.
Matt Bible says
sorry for your loss. Harve was a good man. Many of my favorite one-liners I stole from him: ‘If you’re going to be a bear be a grizzly’and the other one is, ‘we are all broke just on a different level.’
Gene Holliman says
Sure going to miss you, Bro. Say hello to Mom and Dad for me til I get there. Love you so much.
Penny Stuart says
Harvey was a great friend great father great husband great grandfather I enjoyed many years working with him and sit next to him at Valir loved all his stories he was a true friend to me and he always had my back he will be missed
Ronnie & Deborah Blackshire says
Our prayers are with you,may God comfort you during this time of sorrow. God knows your heartache and shares your grief.
Angie Cole says
I am so blessed to be a part of this family. Thinking of Sue, Mike, Keith and their families. I know we are sad because of the loss, but what a great day of smiles also with such sweet memories. Michael and I love you and will continue to pray for peace and comfort.
Kathy McKee says
I am so sorry for your loss. Harvey was a good man. He will surely be missed by all
Hal Swinhart says
We are both sorry to hear this bit of news. Harvey was a good friend and loved by everyone. We have enjoyed knowing both he and Sue over the years. Please accept our sympathy and condolences. We are praying for Sue and the family.
Hal & Nola Swinhart
Harrell and Carol Rodebush says
We just now read this obit….so sorry.
We have been caring for my Mother for past five and a half years in our home–she had dementia and was basically deaf. She passed away recently and we had her funeral on May 3rd of this year. We were so sorry to hear about Harvey. You two were such an asset to us, God and the church…. such a blessing to everyone. You were and still are greatly loved. What wonderful and great memories we have of you both. Again, please forgive our delay in finding this. I am still in process of learning this tech.
Please give us a call sometime and we’ll get together for coffee/lunch/ whatever. Love You!
Harrell and Carol R.
Nancy Stafford Radatz says
I just learned of Harvey’s passing. I remember him from when a young man and friend to my Uncle Phil Stafford. He was a good man!