Tommy Holiday


Homegoing services for Tommy Holiday, 66, of Madisonville, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Rev. James O. Holiday officiated the service, and military funeral honors were conducted by the U.S. Air Force.

Honorary pallbearers were Iron Holiday, Logan Holiday, the Rev. Martin L. Holiday, Julius Sampson, Dale Glover, Nick Holiday and Neal Lewis.

Tommy Joe Holiday was born Feb. 8, 1952, in Madisonville, to Tommie and Ola (Randle) Holiday. He was baptized at an early age. Tommy was a lifelong resident of Madisonville and a member of Wilson Chapel Methodist Church. Tommy graduated from Madisonville High School in 1971 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1972 to 1976. He married Carolyn Lewis in 1976, and to this union twin children were born. Tommy worked as a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 25 years, retiring from the trustee camp. He enjoyed playing dominos, reading and he loved sports. Tommy passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Madisonville. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and godson, Jeremy Merchant.

Those left to cherish his memories are wife, Carolyn Holiday of Madisonville; son, Tommy L. Holiday of Madisonville; daughter, Tamika Holiday of Madisonville; brother, James Elmer Holiday of Houston; and his grandchildren, Cameron and Chloe. Tommy is also survived by three nieces, one nephew, two great nephews and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville.