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DEAN HOLLIDAY

August 5, 1937 July 4, 2019
DEAN HOLLIDAY
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Dean Holliday, 81, left for his eternal home on July 4th, 2019. Independence Day seems a befitting day, as if there was ever a patriot and a man who loved his country it was Dean.

Dean was born August 5, 1937 in Amherst NE where he lived and worked on his family farm. He graduated Amherst High school in 1954 & Kearney State College in 1958. He married Barbara Clark after graduation in 1958 and moved to Lincoln NE, to start his professional career as a shop teacher. He later moved on to more technical fields. His jobs included being an instrument technician at a nuclear power plant, medical equipment sales to hospitals, communication equipment sales and finally he was self-employed in the early years of satellite television. They lived in various places but spent the most time in Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, and Halltown, MO.

Dean was quite a craftsman and built three boats while still in school. He also made himself a pair of skis and his love for the lake and water skiing continued throughout his lifetime. He was still skiing at about age 70. His other love was flying. He became a private pilot and solo'd on his 2nd wedding anniversary. He owned several airplanes throughout his life and was blessed to be able to fly extensively across the US as part of his job. And, even though he only taught school for one year, his love for teaching never left him. I'm sure there are many who can attest to how he encouraged and took time to humbly and patiently share his knowledge with them.

Dean was proceeded in death by his parents George & Iva Holliday and is survived by his wife Barbara, and children Cherie Snavely & Brad Holliday, his grandson Luke Holliday, and great grandsons Luca & Milo Holliday.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Freedom for Liberty (a medical fund for his great niece), at ABC Bank, 323 S. Grand, Cherokee, OK 73728. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

This obituary was lovingly written by Mr. Holliday’s family.


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Visitation

Wednesday

10

Jul

10:00 AM 7/10/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
United States

funeral service

Wednesday

10

Jul

11:00 AM 7/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
United States
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