OSAGE CITY — Larry “Doc” Holliday, 73, formerly of Vassar, passed away March 16, 2015 at his home in Burlington.
Born Sept. 11, 1941, in Cherryvale, he was the son of Harold and Fae (Whitcomb) Holliday. He attended school at Cherryvale and graduated high school in 1959. On May 30, 1960, he married Mary Joleen Newland of Parsons in Cherryvale. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 2009. On June 22, 2014, he married Elaine (Houser) Birk in New Strawn. Larry and his family moved to Great Bend in 1977. After living there for over 20 years, upon retirement, he moved to Lake Pomona, south of Topeka. In 2014, he moved to Burlington. His early years were spent working for his father in the grocery business. Later he sold Prudential Insurance for 17 years. He owned three laundry mats and had developed the western half of Kansas for the Rug Doctor Cleaning Company. He also did mobile notary work for 14 years.
Larry served two years in the Army National Guard. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and attained the 32 degree Master Mason Level.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Elaine Birk Holliday of the home; a son, Larry L. Holliday, Jr., Hoisington; a daughter, Janet Rene Holliday and Ginger Wallace, Maryland; a step-son, Matt (Candice) Seaman, Waverly; three grandchildren, Timothy Craig Holliday, Larry (Trey) Holliday and Kirstin Holliday, all of Salina; a step-grandchild, Eli Seaman, Waverly; and one great-grandchild, Josalyn Quesenbury, Great Bend.
He was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson, Parker Lee Holliday; a sister, Phyllis J. Sutton; and a brother, Harold J. Holliday.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vassar Cemetery in Vassar. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m., before the service at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Coffey County Cancer Society and sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
VanArsdale Funeral Chapel*
107 N. Sixth
Osage City, KS 66523
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 19, 2015