Lewis McFarlan Holliday, 73, of Jacksonville, Florida died on February 14, 2016. Lew, son of Robert and Virginia Holliday and loving husband of 50 years of Carolyn Stutsman Holliday, passed away after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and three children: Leslie Groberman (Morris Groberman) of Bellevue, Washington; Brian Holliday of Denver, Colorado; and Sarah McLaughlin (Samuel McLaughlin) of Arvada, Colorado and his four grandchildren: Adam and Nicole Groberman and Collin and Jacob McLaughlin. Lew is also survived by his brothers Wayne Holliday (Suzanne Holliday) of Powell, Ohio and Andrew Holliday of University Park, Maryland along with many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Lew worked as Director of Taxes for Rayonier, Inc., until his retirement in 2005. Lew loved to fish and was a master of all crafts including wood working, auto mechanics and gardening. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at Iowa State University, member of the Board of Directors of Bridgeport, Connecticut Habitat for Humanity, Tax Executive Institute, Arlington United Methodist Church, First Coast Fly Fishing Club and Jacksonville Rose Society. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road North in Jacksonville. The funeral service will be on Thursday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 1400 University Boulevard North in Jacksonville. Interment will be at Sharon Center United Methodist Church near Iowa City, Iowa. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kabir Mody and Gina Reynolds, ARNP, of the Mayo Clinic for their compassionate care these past seventeen months. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch CRC), Seattle, Washington, Attention Dr. Sunil Hingorani (Lewis Holliday Memorial) or Sharon Center United Methodist Church.
Lew is also survived by Ron and Virginia Stutsman, Roger and Sally Stutsman, Jim and Jill Stutsman, Donna and Terry Davis, Cathie Stutsman, Bill Tompkins, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lew’s funeral will be at 1:00 at the Sharon Center United Methodist church, 2804 520th St SW, Kalona, Iowa. Friends may greet the family at a reception following the grave side service