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Michael Thomas Holloway

October 5, 1951 — October 4, 2021

Michael Thomas Holloway passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 4, 2021, one day before his 70th birthday, leaving a legacy of love and compassion.

A class of 1969 Warner Robins High School graduate, Michael went on to the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where he played collegiate baseball and pursued his passion for building and architecture, earning his bachelor of science in building construction. Following graduation, Michael put his studies and lifelong passion to work constructing homes and restaurants throughout the Southeast before ultimately founding Holben Construction Company in 1989 in Tampa, Florida. Over the course of thirteen years, Michael grew the company from a small warehouse office to a national operation serving clients from Florida in the Southeast to Missouri in the Midwest. Michael’s love for business drove the company’s impressive growth until he suffered a life-altering stroke in 2002.

Michael raised his family in Brandon, Florida, where he also served as a community leader. His love of people, unwavering generosity, and warm spirit touched many across religious, youth, athletic, and community organizations. Michael volunteered his time, experience, and expertise in a number of formal and informal roles, including neighborhood and regional church leader, scout leader, baseball and soccer coach, and more.

In 2009, Michael returned home to Warner Robins, Georgia. Upon his return, Michael reunited with family and lifelong friends, reengaging with the community he loved dearly. He continued to impart kindness and determination wherever he ventured, from local stores to Friday night high school football games, always flashing his bright smile to strangers and loved ones alike. Often reserved in his own expression, Michael had a deep love for the arts and found solace and inspiration in the creativity of the world around him.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny L. and Charlotte Bennett Holloway.

Survivors include his son, Jonathan Holloway of Detroit, Michigan; daughters, Megan Dodson (Greg) of Tampa, Florida and Kayla Holloway of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren, sister, Pamela Clanton of Knoxville, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews as well as other extended family and friends.

Michael will be laid to rest at a graveside service starting at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021 in Magnolia Park Cemetery. For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcculloughfuneralhome/live/.

Following the service, the family welcomes guests at Gregg’s 2.0 -- a longtime favorite of Michael and friends, located at 312 S. Armed Forces Boulevard, Warner Robins.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in memory of Michael Holloway to the Emory Transplant Center, 1365 E Clifton Rd NE Building B, Atlanta, GA 30322 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Learn more about the measures McCullough Funeral Home is taking to ensure the health and safety of our guests at www.mcculloughfh.com. There you can also sign an Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Michael Thomas Holloway, please visit our flower store.

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