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Stephen Michael Holloway

May 4, 1943 — July 9, 2023

Powell, TN

Stephen Michael Holloway, age 80, of Bristol, Virginia, passed away July 9, 2023. Steve was born in Elkin, North Carolina, on May 4, 1943. He was a graduate of Elkin High School, class of 1961. In high school, Steve was a varsity baseball, basketball, and football player. He received a degree in Sociology from Duke University in 1965, where he played baseball and football and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Steve was happily married to his loving wife, Diane and enjoyed sharing more than thirty years of life with her.

Steve was a devout Christian and committed to volunteering to help others. Steve and Diane were active members of Pleasant View Church of Abingdon, Virginia. Steve assisted with meal delivery and mission trips as well as other events, services, and classes. Steve also served through the Gideons. Not content to be still during retirement, Steve was a beloved substitute teacher in Washington County, Virginia. Steve’s favorite pastimes were golf and supporting the Duke Blue Devils.

Steve was a loving and generous husband, father, stepfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He regularly called, emailed, and texted to communicate his love and support and was ready to provide his assistance whenever needed. Steve loved all his dogs throughout his life and is survived by Hannah and Annie, who will miss their walks greatly.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Emily Lyon Holloway and Lester Cornelius Holloway, and his brother, Robert Greer Holloway.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Holloway, and his sister, Lestine Holloway Hutchens (David); his children, Emily Holloway Urban (Jason) and Paul Romans (Candy); his stepchildren, Dana Whidby (Michael), Kim Pack (Stewart), Pam Booher (Thomas), and Jason Dobbins (Robin); his grandchildren, Erika, Luke, and Levi; and great-grandchild, Lily; and step-grandchildren, Michaela Whidby (Elliot), Madisen Whidby, Henry Pack, Simon Pack, Julia Pack, Ethan Booher, Ava Booher, Owen Dobbins, and Cameron Dobbins. He is also survived by his nieces and nephew Lynn Mosier (David), Greer Begbie (Doug), Beth Hutchens (John), and John David Hutchens (Kelsey); great-nieces and nephews Memrie Mosier McConnell (Scott), David Mosier III, Jenna Begbie, and Christopher Begbie (Nicole), and their children, Luke and Piper McConnell, Isla and Keeley Begbie, and Dashiell Hutchens.

A memorial service will be held at Pleasant View Church on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 6 pm. The church is located at 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA.

A burial will be held at Elkin Valley Baptist Church on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at a time to be determined. The church is located at 118 N. Elkin Drive, Elkin, North Carolina, 28621.

The livestream of the service can be accessed at

The family request that memorial contributions be made to Pleasant View Church, 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210.

The family of Stephen Michael Holloway is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, Main Street location, 427 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 276-623-2700.

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