Randy Lee Holliday 59, of Hannibal, went to heaven Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Randy Lee Holliday 59, of Hannibal, went to heaven Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

He was born Dec. 11, 1958, in Hannibal, the son of Delbert and Clara Topp-Holliday.

He graduated from Monroe City High School, where he was a standout athlete who gained many accomplishments and awards. He excelled in football, basketball, track and field. When not attending school, he enjoyed hanging out with friends and family, also evangelizing even before he accepted his call to ministry. He was also known as being quite the jokester that was loved and respected by everyone. After graduating from high school and attending college, Randy later moved to the Quad Cities to pursue his career in professional boxing. As in anything, he mastered his craft and was later crowned Golden Glove winning several Tough Man contests.

While enjoying another of his favorite pass time activities “dancing,” he met the love of his life, Darlene Walker (Holliday). Their love story began July 19, 1986. Shortly thereafter they moved to Saginaw, Mich., so that Randy could further his employment with Vlasic Pickle.

While living in Saginaw, he answered the call to ministry and decided to return to Missouri by way of Monroe City, Kirksville and lastly making his home in Hannibal. He would often say “The world is my pulpit” in which he used his business of 17 years, the famous, D&R Bar-B-Q to feed and preach the word of God. Randy later became chaplin at Westview Nursing Home as well as transportation director. Randy was also co-founder of Secret Place Ministries (prayer ministry) with wife, Darlene. He frequently appeared on WTJR, the local Christian televised ministry, where he preached the gospel that reached thousands of people. He was an elder at Embassy Christian Center in Hannibal.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 32 years, Darlene Holliday; five sons, Stacy Holliday-Williams, Eric Jones (Talia), Javaris Jones (Jamie), Edmond Marsh and Marques Brooks; two daughters, Yuneekah Holliday-Williams and LaKeya Thompson; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Orville Holliday; five sisters, Carol Williams (James), Bonnie Bauer (Dave), Sharon Williams (Greg), Helen Johnson and Rose Lattimore (Samuel); and a wonderful legacy of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Patricia Minter and Susie Holliday; five brothers, Dan Leroy Holliday, Michael Holliday, Raydel Holliday, Robie Joe Holliday and Curley Holliday; father and mother-in-law, Cora Hall and C.W Walker.
Burial will be at St. Jude’s Cemetery, Monroe City.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church, 221 N. Main, Monroe City, from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 20. The funeral service starts at noon with repass to follow. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home and Chapel, Monroe City.

The family of Randy Holliday “Doc Holliday,” “SS (Straight Shooter),” “Uncle MOMO”

and Pawpaw would like to thank all of our family, friends, and church family for all

the love, prayers, and support during this time. We love you all.