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Mr Charles E Holifield

Mr Charles E Holifield
  • December 19, 1928 - December 26, 2016
  • Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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Charles Eugene Holifield, CMSgt, (ret) USAF, 88, of Shalimar, FL, passed away December 26, 2016, in FWB, FL. Born in Vicksburg, MS, 12/19/1928. He entered the military when it was the Army Air Corp and served over 30 years. After retiring, he had a real estate business, Advance, and then started his own pest control and lawn business, A-Rid-It. He was a member of Masonic Shriners, Elk's Lodge, DAV, VA, VFW, NCOA, NRA, American Legion, Moose Lodge and more. He was preceded in death by his wife Geneva; his parents; Frank and Mattie May Clanahan; adoptive parents, Tim and Mollie (Hilburn) Holifield; brother, Virgil Land; sisters, Rose Rheaume and Mary Dailey; and grandson, Justin Orth. He leaves to cherish his memories; three sons, Charles E Holifield Jr, Robert (Bob) N Holifield, and Curtis D Holifield; a daughter, Teresa K Orth (Skip); eight grandchildren, Shannon Holifield, Tiffany Garland (Ryan), David Holifield, Destiney Smith (Zach), Robert (Buddy) Orth, Michaela Orth, Charlie Orth, and Judah Orth; and seven great-grandchildren, Rhian, Ethan, Cody, Blake, Remi, Chace, and Carter. Memorial services will be held for both Charles Holifield and his beloved wife of 63 years, Emmy Geneva Holifield (passed in 2013), on Feb. 3, at 2:05pm, at Barrancas National Cemetery at NAS in Pensacola, FL, and a Celebration of Life service will follow at Covenant Community Church of Navarre. Cremation arrangements by Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be placed and viewed online at: www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com .