Industrial accident claims life of young Granbury man

May 8, 2013

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Corey Holloway is remembered as an easy-going young man who made an impact on others despite his quiet nature.

Holloway died Friday morning at age 23 as a result of injuries suffered while working as a computer lathe machinist at a company just west of the Granbury city limits on Highway 377 West. He had worked there for about a year and a half, according to his step-grandfather, Jack Little.

Holloway was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center by ambulance, but was pronounced dead at 11:19 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Martin Castillo.

Jack and his wife Judy Little said Holloway was athletic and enjoyed riding dirt bikes as well as working in agriculture programs. He enjoyed working with his favorite show pig, named Pearl.

“He was a quiet kid,” Jack said. “He had lots of friends. He was easy to get along with.”

Granbury Church of Christ minister John Knox, who conducted the funeral service Tuesday evening at the church, said, “Corey had a very gentle and kind spirit.”

Jack, who was a pilot for 31 years with Continental Airlines before retiring in 1995, said Corey had told him about two or three months ago that he would like for him to teach him how to fly.

“I was really looking forward to it,” Jack said. “He was a great kid.”

Holloway attended Mambrino Elementary School, Granbury Middle School and Granbury High School before earning a GED. He then enrolled in a trade school in Waco, Texas State Technical College, according to his mother, Robbyn Holloway.

Lately he had been living with his father, Troy Holloway in Granbury, Jack said. Holloway and his father had completed a restoration of a Jeep – a project that had significant meaning to the two, Knox said.

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