Mr. John T. "Tommy" Holifield, 85, of Waynesboro, MS, passed from this life Monday, March 9, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Jones County, MS on Saturday, April 14, 1934 to Jesse Thomas Holifield and Lelia Walters Holifield. He was saved at a young age in life. He was a member of Bridgeway Church. Tommy served in the United States Army for 9 years and was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Master Diesel Mechanic until he retired in 1990, at which time he and his wife May operated a poultry farm for 9 years. Also, through the years he raised and trained horses, fox-hunting dogs and champion coon-hunting dogs.
Tommy is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Thomas Holifield and mother, Lelia Walters Holifield; five Sisters and one Brother. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mabell Holifield; 2 sons, Howard Holifield, Sr. (Leesanne), Charles Holifield, Sr. (Debbie); daughter, Janice Walters (John); 2 step-daughters, Cathy Duvall (Glenn), Karen Upshaw (Mark); sister, Patsy Kilpatrick; 14 Grandchildren and 27 Great Grandchildren.
Visitation for Tommy will be held from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Freeman Funeral Home, 1305 Skyland Drive, Waynesboro, MS. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Clark Cemetery, 306 Clark Cemetery Road, Laurel, MS with Rev. DeJuan Walley officiating.
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