Eager 'Red' Holloway


Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2007

Juneau resident Eager Louis "Red" Holloway died Dec. 30, 2006, at Bartlett Regional Hospital after a short illness. He was 89.

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He was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Rives, Tenn., to the late Fount Eager and Pearl Bolton Holloway. He graduated from Rives High School and attended Freed Hardeman University and Pepperdine University.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. That brought him to Juneau, where he met and married his wife, Delores.

He was active in local and state politics, serving as campaign manager for Gov. William Egan and lobbyist to the Legislature for many years. He was active in sports, hunting, fishing and boating. He loved to reminisce about old times and his many adventures.

He was a successful entrepreneur in the following businesses: Royal Blue and Yellow Cab, Prospector Hotel and, most recently, Mike's Airport Express. He also was involved in many other ventures.

According to family, he would often sit at the station with a cigar hanging from his mouth. He was always ready to state his opinion on whatever topic came up. Many children and dogs came into the station to get their treats from "Grandpa Red."

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years; sons, Patrick Holloway, Mike Holloway and his wife, Diane; daughter, Cheryl Holloway; grandchildren: Tara, Jeff and Greg Roeser; and Brooke, Brandon, Forrest, Breanna and Fauna Holloway; six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

A private family viewing will be held. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ, 8755 Trinity Drive, with a reception immediately following in the annex.

Active pallbearers are Greg and Gary Martin, Brandon and Forrest Holloway, Jeff and Greg Roeser and Myke Bossio. Honorary pallbearers are Pat and Mike Holloway, Phil Martin, Steve Lee, Larry, Terry and John White, and Danny Lakip.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Red's name to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau.

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