Donald Reed Holaday, 93, of Maryville, Missouri, peacefully passed from this life on August 16, 2023, at Oak Pointe Care Facility in Maryville.
Born in Bolckow, Missouri on February 13, 1930, his parents were Loren Reed and Edith Marie (Barnes) Holaday. Don’s brothers and sisters-in-law, Maurice (Joan) and Harold (Jackie), all preceded him in death.
Don attended a nearby country school through 8th grade. He graduated from Horace Mann High School in 1948.
He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951 and served until his honorable discharge on December 13, 1954. He spent most of those years in California and Guam in the military police.
After his discharge, Don worked at several places in the area including Sears, Wards, and Skelgas. He started with Union Carbide at their opening, working in the shipping and receiving department until his retirement in 1992.
Don spent many hours creating woodworking projects. This was a passion that began for him while attending Horace Mann. Another passion of his was traveling. He visited every state and many different countries.
He married (Lula) Darlene Walker on March 21, 1954. She preceded him in death after 50 years of marriage.
He married Mary Cochran in 2007. She preceded him in death in 2009.
He married Marilyn Dowling in 2010. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his three daughters, Donella (Steve) Sherry, Kathe (Steve) DeMott, and Jayne (Scott) McGinness, all of Maryville; 6 grandchildren, Billi (Kurtis) Shaner, Seattle, Washington, Bobbi (Colin) Dailey, Alexandra, Virginia, Ben (Chelsea) DeMott, Maryville, Missouri, Lauren (Stephen) Anselmi, Liberty, Missouri, Michael (Hannah) McVinua, Kansas City, Missouri, and Molly McVinua, Kansas City, Missouri; step grandchildren, Spencer (Casey) McGinness, Samantha (Kyle) Metcalf, and Payton McGinness; 5 great grandchildren, Elli and Riley Shaner, Thomas, Kinley, and Dominic Demott; step daughter, Sindy (Kelly) Barr, step granddaughters, Lauren (Hunter Thurley) Barr, Megan (Eric) Redden, Michael (Amanda) Barr, and their children.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at the Ravenwood Christian Church, Ravenwood, Missouri. The burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ravenwood, Missouri.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM, on Monday, August 28, 2023, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Ravenwood Christian Church, Ravenwood, Missouri.