Garry T. Holliday


Garry Theodore Holliday (Doc Holliday), a life-long resident of Columbus, Ohio,died unexpectedly on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the age of 70.

His life’s journey began on to the parentage of the late Ella Pearl and Ralph Holliday in Villa Rica, Georgia. Garry was the eldest of three children.When he turned seven years old, his parents moved from Villa Rica, Georgia, to Columbus, Ohio.

Upon arriving in Columbus, he was enrolled at Beatty Park Elementary School and furthered his education at Champion Middle School and East High School. Garry was drafted into the United States Army in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1971. He earned an associate degree in Business and Retail Management from Columbus State Community College. Garry was employed by The United States Postal Service.

On Monday, May 27, 2019, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend answered God’s call. His perfect time, to be added to His Heavenly Garden where his spirit will bloom forever.

Garry was preceded in death by his parents: Ella Pearl and Ralph Holliday; his brother: Ralph Gerald Holliday, and his grandparents.

Memories of Garry will forever linger in the hearts of his wife: Teresa Holliday; his children: Dia McCrary, Murad (Angelia) Holliday, Andrea Holliday, Devona Holliday and Devon Holliday; his grandchildren: Gary McCrary, Danielle McCrary, Torre Smith, Donovan McCrary, Camren Holliday, Luther Dawkins, Jr. and Brandon Dirke, Jr.; his great grandchildren: Ava Calhoun and TJ Smith; his Sister: Karen Holliday; his Sisters In-Law: Betty Milner and Avery Bailey; his special friends: William Thorpe, Charles Burton and David McReynolds, Sr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He will also be missed by his beloved dog, Sugar Holliday.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral Service 11:00am Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave

Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Edward & Mary Smith

    Theresa, May you find grace and Peace during this solemn time. Scripture tells us “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!”

  2. Peggy & Gary Allison

    So sorry to hear of Garry’s passing. My prayers are with the entire family. May God grant each of you strength, comfort, and ease.

  3. Lisa Hairston

    Sending our sincere condolences to the family.

  4. Adrian Frederick

    Garry will truly be missed. Praying for comfort and understanding during your families time of bereavement.

  5. “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) I am so sorry for your loss. God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious Garry will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of saying a goodbye ever again! (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4,5)

  6. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Holliday family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and ( John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) It is not God’s purpose originally for mankind to grow old, get sick and die. To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love, Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

  7. You have suffered a great loss and God feels your pain , 1Peter 5:7.I am very sorry.He will help you through these difficult times ahead as He has help others.
    Death will be eliminated replace with a global earthly resurrection. Isaiah 25:8;John 5:28,29.My sincere condolence.

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