Loyd Harold "Speck" Holliman
March 2, 1927  -  October 29, 2007

Loyd Harold "Speck" Holliman

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Chapel Service
Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Thursday, November 1, 2007
2:00 p.m.
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Hendrick Hospice CareHa
1682 Hickory
Abilene, TX  79601

Loyd Harold Speck Holliman of Elm Valley, 80 passed away on October 29, 2007 at a local hospital.

Speck was born and raised in Kirkland Texas on March 2, 1927 to Loyd Harold and Ethel Sides Holliman; he graduated from Kirkland High School in 1944. He married Thelma Ruth Box in Quanah, Texas in 1947.

He worked on ranches in Childress County, Cottle County and in Stonewall, CO. They moved to Dalhart, Texas in 1960 where he worked several years as a cattle auctioneer and cattle buyer. In 1975 he worked in automobile sales in Amarillo, Texas. He retired in 1991; he was a member of the Chaparral Baptist Church, Amarillo, TX. In 2003 they moved to Elm Valley to be close to family.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Holliman of Elm Valley; two daughters, Billie Holliman of Elm Valley and Debbie Finch and husband, Terry Blake of Dallas; son, Loyd Earl Holliman and wife, Desiree of Weston, CO; and a granddaughter, Heather Swimm of Sacremento, CA.

Pallbearers are Scotch Clements, Gary Frost, Dickie Maxwell, Tracy Willey, Bill Mercer and Terry Blake.


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  1. Jim Battenfield
    Amarillo, TX

    Im feel real sorry for your loss, we all will miss Speck a lot. He was a great friend and a wonderful person and we were all blessed for having him in our life. If I can do anything from this end please call. Jim Battenfield

  2. Howard Newsome
    amarillo, TX

    I was sorry to hear about speck .I wish to send best wishes and love to the family .

    Howard Newsome

  3. Marilyn Maynard Velma Cross
    Canyon,, TX

    Such wonderful memories of fun times and friends We are so, so sorry about Speck. We will miss him too.Love you dear little other mother Thelma We will call you soon.

  4. Marilyn Maynard Velma Cross
    Canyon, TX

    What wonderful memories of fun times We are so, so sorry about your loss ,and our loss, too.
    Marilyn your other daughter
    Velma Cross

  5. Othell Billie Werner
    Deer Park, TX

    I remember fondly Little Speck, you, Thelma, and your children when we lived close to you at Kirkland. Our sympathy goes our to you and your family.

    Billie Weightman Werner

  6. john pruitt
    amarillo, TX

    Lived next door for a few years and sure enjoyed visiting with Speck and Thelma. They were very nice and always a pleasure to be around and I sure missed them when they moved down south to be closer to family.

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