DALLAS - Joseph Cohren Holley, on July 31, one week after celebrating his 83rd birthday, was called to his heavenly home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 6, Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home chapel, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, in Dallas.
Joe was blessed with many passions that he was able to enjoy throughout his life. He learned to fly at age 14 and served as a B-24 navigator in the Korean War. Following the war, he received his Masters degree at Louisiana State University and enjoyed a career spanning 40 years as an entomologist in the agriculture business in the Rio Grande Valley.
After retirement he settled in the quaint, quiet town of Glen Rose. Joe was an avid outdoorsman; hunting and fishing were his major passions.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jimmie Lou Holley; two sons, John Holley and wife, Mary Catherine, of Cherokee, and Joseph ďAce Holley Jr. and wife, Laurie, of Houston; Sallie Anderson and husband, Gary, of Carrollton; Susan Gregory of Dallas, and Cynthia Jones and husband, James D., of Corpus Christi; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Hugh Holley, of Tallulah, La.
We know you are at peace now, free of pain and suffering. Thanks for all that you did for us. Geaux Tigers!
The family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.