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Gad Issac Holloway


Gad Issac Holloway died peacefully in his sleep September 30, 2022, in Wayne, Oklahoma at the age of 61 years 7 days.  Graveside services were held Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Gad was born September 23, 1961, in Portland, Oregon, to Ray and Shellie Jean (Allen) Holloway. He was raised in Galveston, Texas, by his mother and her family, and later moved to Oklahoma, and was raised by his father and his family.  Gad attended school in Galveston, Texas, Lawton and Boley, Oklahoma, and Orange, Texas.

He enjoyed drawing, walking and talking with people he met on the road. Gad enjoyed his time reading scriptures with his sister, Leah and talking about the Bible. Gad enjoyed watching old black and white westerns and detective shows, and listening to music, especially from the 70s and 80s. When he could get away with it, eating candy corn was his favorite candy, but ice cream, peanut butter and honey as well as strawberries with chocolate were at the top of his list.

Gad loved to arm wrestle, take rides anywhere in the car, especially to see the big buildings in Oklahoma City. He enjoyed being with his friends and bowling. Gad was very spiritual and loved to talk about God and Jesus Christ, and their love for all people. Gad was a defender of peace, righteousness and stayed away from contention.

Gad was preceded in death by his mother, Shellie Perry; his father, Ray Holloway; his grandmothers, Doris and Bessie; his grandfathers, Owen Perry and McKinley; his Papa Cecil; his uncle, Freddie; and his great-aunt, Irene.

Survivors include his family, Shirley S. Joseph-Holloway and Ray Holloway, Leah D. Ballantyne, Lydia G. Holloway, Sundie Horne, Rachel R. Holloway, Michael W. Holloway, April D. Ferris, Monetta J. Prieston and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.