Jerry Calvin Holloway, Sr.
August 23, 1936 ~ June 12, 2002
Resided in: Arden, NC
In addition to his wife, Carla, Jerry is survived by his seven children, Melody Poteat, J.C. Holloway, Jr., Joshua Holloway, Mark Morris, Christopher Morris and Ashley Holloway, all of Asheville and Jeff Morris of Buies Creek, NC. He also is survived by sisters, Juna Patricia Spivey of Fairview and Marjorie L. Wilson of Marietta, SC; brothers, Jesse W. Holloway, Joe H. Holloway and Kermit Richard Holloway, all of the Asheville area and nine grandchildren.
He was the son of the late Jesse W. Holloway and Nell Stroud Holloway. He graduated from Oakley High School and served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Jerry was the owner of Asheville Fence and Contracting Co., in Candler. He and his father founded the company in 1966 and Jerry has run it for the past 30 years. He held offices in the National Fencing Association and was a member of the NC Associated General Contractors Association. Jerry was a member of the High Vista Country Club.
Jerry will be best remembered for his work in the Christian ministry in the Asheville area where he and his wife served tirelessly bringing a message of hope to the sick, hurt and jailed members of this community. He has served in several churches in the area and occasionally filled the pulpit. Jerry will never be forgotten by the people whose lives he touched. He had a special and unique way of understanding and relating to them. The Godly wisdom and insight he shared always gave encouragement and hope. Thank you Jerry for living Christ.
Services will be held at 11 am Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with interment following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Enka.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 pm Friday at the funeral home on Long Shoals Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Elizabeth House, Four Seasons Hospice, 581 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.