Memorial arrangements for Clyde C. Holloway
Clyde C. Holloway (1943-2016)
Clyde C. Holloway, a businessman, public servant, and family man, died Oct. 16, 2016, at his home in Forest Hill, Louisiana. He was 72.
Holloway served constituents of the 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993. At the time of his death, he was the chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission where he served as a member since 2009. Holloway rose to prominence in the 1980s when he and fellow parents challenged a federal judge’s order to close the public school in his hometown of Forest Hill. They formed Forest Hill Academy, where Holloway served as its first principal and Chairman of the Board. He was an ever-present leader, donor, and champion of the school and its students.
Holloway founded and owned Clyde Holloway Nursery that he started with his wife, Catherine, in 1968 and maintained to his death. They also owned and operated Forest Hill Speedway for more than twenty years.
Clyde was born to James and Ever Holloway as the fourth of seven children. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Catherine K. Holloway; four children: Timothy, Mark (David Kahl), Rebecca Ebert (Randy), and Sara Bruner (Bryan); and nine grandchildren: Caleb, John and Ava Holloway; Evan, Hendrix and Faith Ebert; and Robby, Anne and Will Bruner. He is also survived by his six loving siblings, Carl (Lydia), Virginia Martin (Al Smart), Charlie (Brenda), Vivian Kurtz (Gary “Bud”), Claude (Vergie), Lillian Langston (John), and dozens of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Elwood Baptist Church, 213 Elwood Road in Forest Hill on Friday, October 21, at 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the Forest Hill festival grounds in the center of town on Saturday, October 22, at 11 a.m., followed by a private burial and public reception at Forest Hill Town Hall, 138 Blue Lake Road.
The public will be invited to share memories and stories of their experiences with Holloway during the public reception. (Clyde would have wanted to warn anyone driving to these services to watch the area speed traps!)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Holloway Hometown Legacy Fund” at Red River Bank (P.O. Box 31, Forest Hill, LA 71430) to fund community benefit projects in and around Forest Hill. Funeral arrangements by Hixson Brothers Funeral Homes.