Arthur Lewis "Art" Holliday Jr., 87, of Prairie Home, passed away at home on January 7, 2012, after a lengthy battle with bone marrow cancer.
Arthur was born June 22, 1924, in Boonville, Missouri, the son of Arthur Lewis Sr. and Clara Schmidt Holliday. He married Helen Dorothy Ernst, the love of his life, on June 22, 1948.
A lifelong carpenter and farmer, he lived in the Hallsville and Harrisburg communities before returning home to Prairie Home. He retired from the University of Missouri Carpenter's Shop. His passion was building and remodeling homes.
He was a member of the Pisgah Baptist Church, proudly served overseas in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years; a daughter, Barbara (Hubert) Hickam of Jamestown; a son, David (Schatzie) of Fulton. He is also survived by sisters, Edna Rybar, Springfield, Ill., Rose (Al) Fontana, Prairie Home, Doris (Warren) Owens, Pomona, Nancy Moser, Auxvasse, Jane (Tommy) Friedrich, and Joy Clingenpeel, Wooldridge; brothers, Earl, Sam (Bonnie), Roy (Pearl), Boonville, Charles, Prairie Home, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by by a daughter, Sandra Cook; a sister, Lois Nott; a grandson, Kenneth Neumann Jr.; and sons-in-law, Kenneth Neumann and John Brumett.
A memorial service will be held at Pisgah Baptist Church at 2 p.m., on January 14. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of the service.
Arthur's body was donated to medical science and cremains will be buried at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus or Pisgah Cemetery, in care of Arthur Holliday Memorial, P.O. Box 84, Prairie Home, MO 65068.