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James Newman "Newt" Holloway

January 29, 1945 — May 17, 2021

AIKEN, SC - Mr. James Newman "Newt" Holloway, 76, passed away peacefully Monday, May 17, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born in Maryville, TN, Mr. Holloway was son of the late James Newman and Doris Holloway, Sr. Newt grew up in Maryville loving the outdoors. He was an Eagle Scout and loved to hunt and fish in the native trout streams in the Great Smokies. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to Georgia Tech from 1963 to 1966, where he lettered and was high scorer on the freshman team. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a management degree and received an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He had a successful career spanning 34 years at Owens Corning, working as a plant leader in Morehead City, North Carolina, Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Aiken, South Carolina. He retired in 2004 and lived in Aiken since being transferred back in 1999. Newt was active in many organizations and charitable work. He was a Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow, and thrived on serving others through his love of cooking. Food was his love language, as he was the best version of himself when he mastered delicious meals for his children and their families. He was a member of Palmetto Golf Club. He loved golfing in his earlier years, but fishing had always been his lifetime sport. He enjoyed spending time at his lake house on Lake Thurmond, always cooking for his buddies and sharing fishing stories. Newt was married to the love of his life, Betty, for 53 years. In addition to his wife, Newt is survived by his three children and five grandchildren: James (Jim) Newman Holloway III, his wife Susan, their son JB and daughter Mary Hardin; Katherine (Katie) Luepke, her husband Todd, their daughter Caroline and son Whit; Kristine (Kristi) Eitel, her husband Chuck and their daughter Virginia. He is also survived by one brother, Steven Holloway, of Carmel, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St NW, Aiken, SC 29801. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, May 21, 2021 at Shellhouse Funeral Home with The Rev. Dr. Timothy McClendon and Rev. Grayson "Butch" Blackwell officiating. A reception will follow at Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St., SW. SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC 29801. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Newman "Newt" Holloway, please visit our flower store.


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