Jesse Holley


Jesse Holley, 80, of Chalk Bluff, passed away Tuesday, September 9th at a local hospice facility.

Graveside Services: 10AM Saturday, September 13th at Moore Cemetery in Chalk Bluff with Rev. Chris Johnson officiating.

Visitation: 30 minutes prior to the service.

Jesse was born July 14, 1934 in Garland, Arkansas to John and Mabel (Weeks) Holley. He served his country with tours in Vietnam, four years with the U.S. Navy and then 16 years with the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Tech Sgt. He married Elizabeth Harris on April 10, 1974. He then had a second career with TSTC as Safety Director. He was a member of NCOA and Chalk Bluff Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nellie Burts; and brothers, Chester Holley and Buster Holley.

Survivors include wife, Elizabeth Holley of Chalk Bluff; daughters, Carla Childers and husband Randy of Hewitt, Julie Holley of Marlin, and Melissa Bounds of Waco; grandchildren, Cari Young and husband John, Christopher Holley and wife Tiffany, Nicholas Bounds, Brittany Bounds; and great grandson, James Holley.
Special thanks to Providence Hospice and team members, Carrie, Shantese, Dr. Schwedock and Dr. Stern.
Memorials may be made to Chalk Bluff Baptist Church.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Place of Service: Moore Cemetery , 5071 FM 933; Waco, TX 76705

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Condolence Messages

  1. I am very sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  2. Jess Holley was a good man and a compassionate Christian……
    My prayers for Elizabeth and the family…..lll

  3. Love and sympathy to you and your family. Praying for your family.
    Carol Stafford

  4. Melissa, Sorry to hear of the passing of your Daddy. God bless you and be with you.

  5. Melissa and family , I am so sorry for your loss He is resting safely in the arms of our Lord

  6. Melissa so sorry to hear of your loss, he is now soaring with angel wings. Praying for you and your family. May god bless and keep you.

  7. Carrie, RN- Providence Hospice

    Prayers and thoughts go out to Mrs Holley, Melissa, and the entire Holley family. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr Holley and to witness the love your family had for him and each other. It is evident he touched many lives and it was our honor to care for him and your family.

  8. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Elizabeth & her family. Jesse was a dear friend of mine I will miss him very much.

  9. Dear Elizabeth and Family:
    My sincere sympathy to everyone , I’ve worked with jess for many years and remained good friends . He is now in our Saviour’s hands to be free of pain.

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