William W. “Bill” Holloway

William W. “Bill” Holloway passed away after a sudden illness on Nov. 28, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Bill was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Nov. 8, 1957, to Edward and Christine (Mrozinski) Holloway.

Bill leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Karen, and their children, Tiffany (Roy) Smith, Jennifer (Randall) Corey, Justin Holloway, and Travis Holloway all of DeFuniak Springs; brothers, Bob (Roslyn) Holloway, Ramona, Calif., Tom (Jamie) Holloway, Newport News, Va., and Joe (Karolain) Holloway, San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Kellie and Tyler Smith, Bailey and Keaton Corey, and Paytan Holloway; his mother and father-in-law, Rhuel and Audrey (Leaper) Sperry; as well as other in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special cousin, Kenneth Mrozinski, Acworth, Ga., whom Bill considered a brother.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Christine Holloway; maternal grandparents, Casimir and Sophie Mrozinski; and paternal grandparents, John and Pinkey Holloway.

Growing up, Bill attended Valparaiso Elementary, Ruckel Jr. High and Niceville High School.
After 19 years of service with NVOC Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, Bill was employed with OMI as a project manager, overseeing various departments within The City of DeFuniak Springs.

He began his tenure with The City of DeFuniak Springs in 2006 as the public works director, subsequently accepting the position of assistant city manager, where he was held in high esteem by those who worked with him and considered him a friend who will surely be missed.

Bill enjoyed sports and was an avid follower of FSU football. Bill especially looked forward to his annual get together for “Brother’s Weekend.” The most recent one was at Tom’s cabin in Virginia. Most of all he loved being with his family for cookouts and holidays.

Our hearts are very heavy and we will miss him so very much.

A celebration of life to honor Bill will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, 361 North 10th Street. The family requests casual or Florida State attire.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests condolence cards.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home and Crematory.