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David Langston Holloway

June 30, 1945 ~ February 5, 2021 (age 75)

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David Langston Holloway, age 75, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky, Ohio.

He was born in Oberlin, Ohio on June 30, 1945 to Fred and Luereacie (Knight) Holloway. 

Growing up, he learned at an early age the value of hard work.  He would have multiple paper routes just so he could give his mother some of his earnings.  The rest he used for his siblings.  He had a reputation for being a hard man...a stern man.  However, he was also known for being a very giving and kindhearted person. He would give you his last, even if you didn’t ask for it...just because he knew you were in need.

He attended Oberlin Public Schools and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1963.  In 1966, he enlisted in the United States Navy and graduated from the Naval Station Great Lakes as a sonar technician.  He was honorably discharged at the rank of Senior Chief Petty officer in 1986.

Once he retired from the Navy, he moved back to Ohio. As one who could never sit idly, he decided to start another career.  in 1990, he began a career at Philips Corporation as an instructor.  He was sent all over the world charged with the task of teaching other countries how to repair their medical equipment.  He retired from Philips in 2010.

David, fondly known as the “Captain”, had a passion for service.  He was a Prince Hall Masonic member of Jeptha Lodge 11 in New London, Connecticut.  Following in his father’s footsteps, he later became a member of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine and member of Allalim Temple 223.  His leadership qualities and penchant to help those in need, won him elected Honorable Potentate not once, but twice. 

He used his passion for travel, music, and entertainment to bring people together.  He loved to offer his D.J. services for any event.  He often did so free of charge.  His services were requested all over the country, and he would always oblige.  His generosity, sense of humor and love of his people made him highly respected by all who came in contact with him.

He is survived by his daughter, Juanita Holloway of Cleveland Heights, Ohio and granddaughter Eboni Holloway of Mayfield Heights, Ohio; daughters, Rosealeta Jones (Roderick) of Willoughby, Ohio and Adrienne Holloway of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Martha Hodge, Carrie Linell Walker, Luereacie Holloway, all of Oberlin, Ohio; Ada Dixon (William) of Pataskala, Ohio and Louise Glover of Belmont, North Carolina; brothers, James R. Holloway (Patricia) of Lorain, Ohio and Ralph Bunche Holloway (Sandra) of Niagara Falls, Ontario’s, Canada; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Luereacie Holloway, and his older brother, Albert Holloway.


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