Ross Holliday
March 13, 1926 - November 23, 2020
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5201 S Southwood Road
Springfield, Missouri 65804
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Elmer Ross Holliday passed away November 23, 2020 at the age of 94 in his home in Springfield, MO. He was born March 13, 1926 to Sam and Iva (Keltner) Holliday of Hollister, MO. Ross attended Hollister schools. After graduating from high school he entered World War I l , Serving from 1944 to 1946,…

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DAVID JEROME BROWN left a message on December 1, 2020:
As a paperboy in the 70's I had a safe warm place for those 400am paper delivery and hot good doughnuts. I always enjoyed his family would work with him. They were great at serving the neighborhood . Almost like "Cheers" Everyone knew the names of the 0400 group From the Nunns,Coter,Cotner and Shaw group. This Paperboy had a ton of Hot chocolate and doughnuts and great conversations. I always wanted his gold Cadillac that he bought new and broke in. I wish I knew he was a purple heart. I LOVED the morning conversations. The World was a better place with the Family as all are very kind. From Harlow house to Cheri Lynn to Golden Glaze on Chestnut they were the BEST.
Joe and Marcella Moore left a message on November 30, 2020:
We have known Ross and Glennis for 20 plus years, so faithful in our Sunday School class, always helping anyone in need. A wonderful Christian friend. Ross was one of Tom Brokaw's greatest generation helping protect the freedom we now have. We will miss our Christian friend. Joe and Marcella Moore
Cheryl and Jim Palmisano left a message on November 28, 2020:
Dad, I love you. There will always be a special place in our hearts for you. Your wisdom,generosity and love for people and life is a cherished memory. Your life long commitment to God, family and friends is only one of many characteristics that makes you so special and unforgettable. You always put us first no matter what. I always miss hearing "This is your dear old Dad". But, one day, we will be together and we look forward to hearing you say it again. A Man of God who lived by his principles. He has helped us through many illnesses and trials over time and we are eternally grateful for everything you have done and the love you have given our family. .
Ann Orr left a message on November 28, 2020:
My heart is heavy. The world has lost another GREAT man. A true American...a WWII purple heart veteran. I will remember many conversations we had during a difficult time in our lives. My respect for this Great man is beyond words!
Ray Smith left a message on November 28, 2020:
Ross, I miss you! You are a man who lead by example. You are Strong, Honest, Caring Christian who was a friend of many and Trusted by all. I cherish and will always remember the Great Times we had playing golf and our long visits, where you could take everything in the world which was Wrong and make it Right. I will never forget all you and Glennis have done for your Friends and Family. You were always there to make everyone's Life Better. You were and are a Wonderful Husband, Parent and Friend! Thank You for being the Best Father-in-Law in the World. I Love You! Ray
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Pamela Smith left a message on November 25, 2020:
I am heart broken to know I will never have another Thanksgiving, Christmas or Birthday celebration with my Dad. To know that I will never hear him say "This is your dear old Dad" over the phone again is more than I can bear. Just a simple conversation sitting in the living room is gone. The way he would wink at me when he was teasing Mom will never happen again. I miss you, Dad. I know God was ready to take you but I wasn't ready for you to go. You really are the best Dad a girl could ever have. You will live in our hearts forever. I love you, Dad. PG
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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