Herman Clayton Holley, 10:00AM, Thurs., Jan 18, 2018




Herman Clayton Holley, age 89, of Oklahoma City, passed away from this earthy life to his heavenly home on January 14, 2018. He was the eldest of 4 children born to Herman K. Holley and Merle A. (Clay) Holley of Carnegie, OK. He married his childhood sweetheart, Nona Mae Edge on May 22, 1948 and they remained a devoted couple for 66 years. Clayton was employed by OG&E shortly after they married and remained until his retirement in Oct. 1987. He was a devoted dad to his three children, Sue, Bob and Janie and delighted in his 14 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He will be remembered for his love of God’s Word, and study of prophecy, his gentleness and his servant’s heart.

He is preceded in death by his wife Nona Mae Holley, parents, brother Gerald D. Holley, Son Kenneth Bob Holley and great-granddaughter Katelyn Marie Phelps.

He is survived by daughters, Sue Sackett (Ray), Choctaw, Janie Wigley, OKC, grandchildren, Diann Phelps, Dana Venable, Ginger Dunn, Clay Holley, Mary-Kate Knitter, Jonathan Holley, Seth Holley, Kayla Vaughan, Tony Sackett, Megan Sackett, Holly Smith, Leah Starling, Paige Stroud and Michael Wigley, 35 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Alta Cheatham, Sulphur Springs, TX and Glenna Kuecks, Farmington, NM. The family wishes to thank Crossroads Hospice for their attentive care and support during his brief illness.



The family will receive friends at a formal visitation on Wed., Jan. 17th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, OK.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Grace Community Baptist Church, 10901 S. Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, OK.



gc commented on 17-Jan-2018 07:21 AM
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this very difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Jim Carter commented on 18-Jan-2018 02:36 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm sure you will miss him greatly. He was called Gus around work, I quit calling him that once I found out it wasn't his favorite name. I started calling him Mr. Holley after that, he would grin and turn a little red but he knew I wasn't calling him that out of anything bad.
I worked with HC for several years when I first started at OG&E. He was the nicest guy I ever worked with while there. He taught me so much, I'll be eternally grateful for his kindness and his guidance. We worked together inside and in the field during the time we were both there. I had a great deal of respect for him.
I have a couple of funny stories about him, one was in the early to mid 80's when your mother was talking about a new car... I did my best to not laugh out loud when he was grumbling about it! Think she did end up with a new car though!
He was quite a man when you got to know him and he got comfortable around you otherwise he could be very quiet!


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