MSgt. Timothy Earl Holley entered eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday morning, April 14, 2018. Tim was born on May 23, 1942 in Plymouth, North Carolina to the late Clarice Hart and late Clarence Holley. He was a graduate of Washington County Union High School Class of 1961.
As a young man Tim aspired to become a singer. He moved to New York after graduating in pursuit of his dream, but soon realized that being a singer was not apart of his purpose in life.
Tim enlisted in the United States Army Jan 1964 where he served in the Vietnam War. During this period Tim earned his Medical Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Marksman Badge, National Defense Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Army in August of 1966, however his love for his country he reenlisted into the US Army Reserve, retiring after 20 years of service with the rank of E8, First Sargent/Master Seargent. During this period Tim served in Germany during the Gulf War earned Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service medal with Star, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and Combat Medical Badge.
Tim faithfully worked as a Civil Service employee for 22 years at the McDonald Army Hospital, Fort Eustis VA, and later transferred to the McQuire Veteran Hospital in Richmond, VA for 19 years until his retirement. He was often joked by his wife and children for achieving the “snowflake award”, driving to Richmond to report to work during a blizzard and riding in front of a ‘tornado”, because he was committed to being accountable for work. When you hear the words, committed, available and accountable, you think of Timothy Holley.
If he showed up 15 minutes early, he said he was late. When Tim united with First Church of Newport News, his desire to grow in the Word and Ways of God was evident. He ‘studied to show himself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” always sending scriptures to his family and friends to read and heloved to share about the Grace of God. Tim served as Trustee and lead the Media Ministry faithfully. Tim was proceeded in death by his brothers Frenchi Hart, Larry Holley, Barry Holley, and sister Margie Holley.
Left to celebrate his legacy; his loving wife of 53 years Iris jean Holley, two daughters: Sonya Robichaux and Yolanda Holley (Cedric) Whitmore of Cordova TN; one beloved son Timothy (Uju) Holley of Washington DC and four daughters given by God to him, Vernessa McNair of Houston Texas, Evelyn(Walter) Springfield, Janice Williams and Tireca (David) Thompson of Memphis TN; Loving Grandchildren Dante, Allison, Alisha, Cedric Jr., Mercedes, Camryn, God given grandchildren Aneda, Dezmond, Davarious, Christopher, and One Great Grandchild McKenzie and 3 God given great grandchildren. Three brothers Frederick (Eleanor) Johnson, Plymouth NC, Harry (Yolanda) Hart, Warner Robbins GA, and Willie (Vivian) Blount Winston Salem NC. A special niece Betty (Ivan) George, Havelock NC and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services for MSgt. Retired Timothy E. Holley, will be held noon Wednesday, April 18,2018 at First Church of Newport News (Baptist). 2300 Wickham Ave. by Pastor Rodney Johnson.
Entombment with full Military Honors will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Viewing for MSgt. Holley will be held from noon until 6:00p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018. at C.C.Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
It is the desire of the Holley family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Mr. Timothy Holley has entrusted his final care to the staff of C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.