Boyd “Tony” Holliman


Boyd Antonio Holliman was born July 6, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio. He departed this life unexpectedly on August 13, 2021, at the age of 50.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Carol Ann Bowman; father, Russell Holliman; and daughter, Toni A. Holliman.

He leaves to cherish his memories, girlfriend of 14 years, Nicole Graham; children, Kiera Collins, Ashley Collins, Candace Collins, Boyd Collins, Siera Ferguson, Liza Holliman, Noah Holliman, Prince Holliman, Boyd A. Holliman III, Nicholas A. Holliman, and Kayleigh M. Holliman; sisters, Liza Bowman and Atasha Bowman; aunts, Jessie M. Jessie, Barbara Jessie, and Martha Mack; 10 grandchildren; 4 nieces; 2 nephews; 1 great nephew; 1 great niece; very, very special cousin Pearl; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Visitation 10:00, Service 11:00 at the Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home-Chapel of Peace NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Avenue, 43211. Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Christina Eggleston

    I am honored and blessed to have worked along side Boyd for the last 15 years. His passing is still a shock, he will truly be missed. You and your family are forever in my thoughts and prayers.

    May he rest in piece.

  2. My prayers and condolences to the entire family! Weeping may endure through the night but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5 “ God is close to the broken hearted” Psalms 34:18

  3. Prayers are with you guys❤️❤️❤️

  4. Dionne Thrweatt-Vassar

    Love and praying for you and the kids. I’ve been checking in with Q, and if you need anything for us to do just let us know.

  5. Michael Skeaton

    My condolences to Nikki and your family. Praying for you all.

  6. Russell Holliman

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of my brother Boyd “Tony” Holliman
    I will cherish the memories I have of Tony. I remember the meeting Ton, for the first time at our father’s Russell Holliman Sr. house you didn’t grow up together I think I was 50yrs old so Tony would have been 43 or 44yrs of age that night changed my life I had a brother from that point on we would text talk Instagram just learning about each other, the things we learned some good some bad but we were brothers we spoke of his wife who he loved alot and the kids we spoke of my girlfriend who wanted us to link up and stay close
    I can’t imagine the sense of loss you feel right now. I will treasure my memories of Tony, we here in my home share in your loss
    Although I’m not with you physically please know that you all are in my thoughts during this difficult time
    Russell Holliman Jr.

  7. This is my brother, I was hoping somebody got it wrong, I’ve been searching for information since I got the word so it hurts my heart to actually see my doggs obituary and come to grips that I’ll never see my nigga again, to the family anything y’all need you know I’m there. I love you Bro!!!

  8. It is with deep sadness that I leave my condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Boyd Holliman for about 5 yrs. We develop a close friendship through the years. When I was contacted I was hoping it wasn’t true. But after seeing this i now know its confirmed. Gone way to soon. But one thing I do know. He’s too Holy to be wrong & to just to make a mistake. God knows best it just hurts. Rest in God’s love Boyd my friend!

  9. Boyd: was not only a coworker he was also a friend. His humor made you laugh. We would tease each other about ordering breakfast at Bob Evans. His light and touching of lives will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May you cherish and hold on to those memories. And know with faith you will see him again.

  10. To Boyd Bowman and family,
    You have my most sincere and deepest condolences. May Gods comfort the family and encompasses you with hie tender Mercy and Grace. My Jesus sustain the family and give you all the strength to fight the battle of losing such a sweet guy… He will be missed by everyone

  11. Nicki, Sorry to hear about Tony passing. I know it hurts to lose a love one especially a brother. Nicki the family loves you and will always be there for you and the family. Praying for the family. Be Blessed .

  12. Ms. Jerry Ferguson

    August 31, 2021

    To the Holliman family,
    Peace I offer to you in this trying time. May mercy and grace follow, and help you through one of the difficult times in anyone life. Tony, I and my mother, had nothing but the highest respect for you, not just as my son-in law, but as a true friend, you were always there for my mother. She loved you like a son. I will never forget you, you have gone on to be with your maker, but that means nothing to me, I will always think kindly of you. Siera and the grandsons will miss you. Nova asked about you on several occasions. Where’s Grandpa?
    My God offer and give comfort to the family and many of the friends of the Holliman family.
    And Know This God Is Good, he’ll see you through anything.

  13. Ms. Michele L. Ferguson

    To the Holliman family,
    My deepest regards to your recent loss I offer you. May peace and love be with your during this trying time. To Tony During our marital union you were always there for the family Siera and myself. I always loved you for that, you showed me how to take of business and run a household, I will always love you for that. Siera and the grandchildren will miss you. May peace and love be with you Tony, God will be watching over Siera and the family as you would want him too. You will be missed. Love

  14. A very good man, that I loved to speak with
    Nicole a very good woman, that I loved
    to speak with.
    I felt love for both of you,
    Chuck losey

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