Obit: William Holladay


William Floyd “Bill” Holladay, 76, of Wilton died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Iowa City VA Health Care System. Cremation Rites have been accorded and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

Bill was born in Muscatine on May 13, 1944, the son of Floyd and Betty (McConnaha) Holladay. He graduated from Wilton High School. He married Gaylene A. Martens on May 21, 1966 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She died on Dec. 2, 2006. He later married Diane Sullens on Feb. 18, 2009 in Louisburg, North Carolina.

Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam war. After he was honorably discharged, Bill began driving truck for Walnut Grove Feeds and later for H&P Trucking, D&D Trucking, Holladay Trucking and Durant Iron and Metal.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Bill was a member of the Wilton American Legion, and former president of the Wilton Jaycees. Most of all, Bill never met a stranger and treasured spending time with his family.

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Diane; his children, Juli (Delbert) Schubick, Bradley (Natasha) Holladay, Bambi (Shane) Webb, all of Wilton, Bryan (Tonya Salas) Block of Moline, Illinois, Kendra (Benny) Guy of Muscatine; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter on the way in March; seven siblings, Mary (Mike Daufeldt) Trotter, David (Carol) Holladay, Janet Marin, Steven (Gina) Holladay, Penny (Dale) McKillip, Robert (Shelley) Holladay, and Paul (Karen) Holladay; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Gaylene; two brothers, John and Jim Holladay; and one sister, Patty Holladay.

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