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“Janie and the rest of the family members my heart grieves with you. Doc was a good guy and he will be greatly missed. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Lori Hinds - Louisville, KY

“Man this is a Shock. Doc so many Great memories. Where did the time go. I loved to hear you attempt to speak German to my German Mother. Always full...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Gabriella Allen and Family

“Doc, This is so hard for me to believe. I'm still in shock and it's been just about 2 weeks since I got the call. You was a true friend until the end. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Nadine Warren - Benson, NC

“Prayers to this Family. Johnny was like one of my kids since he was so close friends with my children. Always had great manners and polite when he...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Geneva Covington - Benson, NC

“Well Doc this is it. We have been friends for a very long time. All those wild and crazy days and nights when we lived in Sorrow Valley. Didn't know...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Laral Warren - Coats, NC - Friend

“I offer prayer and condolences to his family and to all of us as co-workers...worked with him on the SPBS machine on tour 2 ...always had a smile...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Pamela Leavell, USPS

“R.I.P My Long Time Friend. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kelvin Barfield - Friend

“What a great loss to the world. He will be missed by so many. God bless the family. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Carl Ford - Work

“My condolences to Mr. Holliday´s family on the loss of your lives one. God gained another angel. It was a pleasure to know him in this short time we...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Ieshia Blakey - Other

“My friend rest easy. One tear two tear they are just for you my dada.. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Laura - Work

“I didn´t know Doc very well, but he always had a kind smile and said Hi when we passed each other at work. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dawn Ray - Work

“Johnny, you were a good neighbor and friend. We will miss you dearly. Rest In Peace my friend. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jimmy Chambers - Friend

“May the peace of our Lord in Jesus Christ be with you all now and forever. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Horace and Vanessa Bell - Bensom, NC

“DOC will truly be missed.... a great friend and coworker..... always kept people laughing with his jokes..... ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Nicole - Work

“The world lost a nice and all around likable guy. He will most surely be missed. Rest in peace "DOC" ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Joe Miller - Work

God gave him his first breath on September 2, 1959, and allowed him his last breath on July 15, 2021. Johnny Lewis Holliday was born to the late Henry Louis Holliday and Janie Mae Holliday on September 2, 1959, at Good Hope Hospital in Erwin, North Carolina. He is preceded in death by both parents and a son Mitchell Lewis Holliday. Johnny attended Benson Chapel Church at an early age. Later attending South Johnston High School and graduating in 1977. In 1978 he joined the U.S. Army beginning as a Tank Commander and later as a Drill Sergeant serving a 23-year career. Johnny's 2nd career was with the U.S. Postal Service in Louisville, KY. He worked 21 years with U.S. Postal service retiring for the 2nd time on May 31, 2021.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories one sisters Janie Surran of Louisville, KY, and her husband Jeffrey Surran and Five brothers William Earl Sanders, of Four Oaks, N.C., Daniel Sanders of Benson, N.C., Dion Holliday of Linden, N.C., Wendell Elliott of Orlando, FL, Sylvester Elliott of Orlando, FL. He has one Uncle Josephus Sanders of Wichita Falls, TX and wife Bettye Sanders of Wichita Falls, Texas, and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends. He will be missed.

We wish to sincerely thank each of you for your prayers and many acts of kindness shown during our hours of bereavement. May God Bless each of you!

Another soldier has gone who has fallen on the battlefield. He fought a good fight, he finished his course. He's gone on to receive his crown, We, your family will miss you, but thank God you have gone onto a better place.
A precious one from us is gone; a voice we loved is still, there is a vacancy in our hearts that never can be filled. We dearly loved him, But God loves him best. Sleep on dear one, and take your rest.
Respectfully, The Family

I must go home now! My Savior calls, He calls me home. And when He calls, I will obey, my work here is finished. Now all that I have left undone, someone else will finish for me! Cannot wait, I must hurry, my Savior calls, He calls me home. For a long, while I've waited, I've been tired, sick, and lonely. I've suffered bad times, and pleasures, and good times but always I've waited for my Savior to call, Call me Home! Now I'm home at last! I may not have time to say goodbye! Or kiss my loved ones, but know all my family and friends weep, for a little while. My Savior calls, He calls me home.
Respectfully, The Family

Funeral Service:
Thursday, July 29
11:00 AM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Boulevard
Salisbury, NC

Funeral Home
Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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