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Who Shorty Holloway
What Obituary: Shorty Holloway
When January 1, 2013
Where Richland, WA

Alden William "Shorty" Holloway, 87, died peacefully surrounded by family at Kadlec Medical Center on January 1, 2013. He was born on January 26, 1925 in Moko, Arkansas.

He started his music career at age 5 sitting on the counter of the country store singing a song and sang base vocals at church. Shorty lived in the Tri-Cities for 69 years. He worked on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as a teamster driver and on the Alaska pipeline. He became a professional musician who entertained thousands throughout the country with his live performances, records, CDs, and television appearances.

Some of the artists he performed with were Little Jimmy Dickens, Porter Wagner, and others. Shorty was an accomplished musician who played the guitar, violin, mandolin, banjo, and steel guitar.

Shorty not only loved his music but also his family. Many summers were spent fishing at the lake house he and Polly built. He also traveled to Puerto Rico, Fiji, Australia, Alaska, and a Caribbean cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Shorty is survived by his wife of 68 years, Polly Holloway. They met at Salem High School in Salem Arkansas. After graduation, Polly moved with her family to Washington State. Shorty followed his high school sweetheart to Washington and they were married in Sunnyside on September 20, 1944.

He is also survived by his daughter Dianne Greenwald (husband Wendell Greenwald), son Aaron Holloway, and five grandchildren: April Knight (husband Ron Knight), David Wilde (wife Melinda Wilde), Megan Holloway, Kate Holloway, and Zach Holloway, as well as sig great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Kadlec for their support and compassion during this difficult time.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Memories at Sunset Event Center at 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland, WA at 3:00 PM.

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