SPRINGFIELD – Melvin H. Holliday, 79, of Springfield, IL died at his residence at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009. He was born on December 22, 1929 in Girard, IL the son of WC and Ida Holliday. He married Norma Turner on September 5, 1948.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Wendell Holliday and 1 daughter Susan Frantz.
He was survived by his wife; Norma, 3 sons – Robert Holliday of Springfield, David (wife: Mary) Holliday of Edmond, OK and Bruce Holliday of North Carolina and 1 daughter; Sherry (husband: Jim) Feagans of Springfield, IL; 11 grandchildren; Keith Frantz, Scott Frantz, Amanda Frantz, Joseph Holliday, Christy Sanderson, Michael, Cassie, Paden and Stephanie Feagans, Dylan and Colby Holliday, Great grandchildren; David, Anthony and Wyatt Frantz, Erica and Andrew Rhodes, Rian and Mason Sanderson, 3 sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Holliday worked for Sangamon County Soil and Water for 27 years. He worked for 20 years for the Federal Soil and Water Department and Thrifty Drugs for 12 years. He made many friends throughout Sangamon County and really enjoyed his work. He worked on the Annual Tree Sale, loved hunting, pitching horseshoes, raised rabbits and belonged to the Springfield Rabbit Breeders Club. He belonged to the Blooming Grove Christian Church in Palmyra, NRA and the Soil and Water Society of America.
Visitation will be from 5- 8 pm Thursday, July 2, 2009 at Staab Funeral Home and from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Clint Cook officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Palmyra.
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