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Bill Holloman
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Bill Holloman, 79, a resident of Escalon since 2006, passed away on Wednesday, March 19.

He was born in Peacock, Texas on Dec. 1, 1928 to Charlie and Ruby Holloman. He graduated at 16 years old and helped his parents run a family owned grocery store. He served in the Navy from 1948-1953, and upon leaving the Navy he moved to Modesto.

He and his brothers owned a gas station at five points and in 1956 he purchased his first truck of many and started Modesto Auto Transport. While keeping the trucking company he also opened a car lot, which would come to be known as Modesto Auto Brokers on 10th street in Modesto.

Everyone knew him as a kind and loving person and would help everyone he met. Finally retiring in 2001, he never really left the trucking business; trucks would always come by to use the shop.

The light of his life was his family; he is survived by his daughter Susan and her husband Rod of Escalon; his grandchildren Angela Acevedo, Billy (Leigh) Reed, Kevin Reed of Oregon, Paula Wilson of Modesto, Steven (Michell) Regnerus, Jessicah Regnerus, Kyle Regnerus of Escalon, Kim (James) Collier, Scott (Michelle) Regnerus of Fresno; nine great grandchildren; and his brother Cub Holloman of Ceres.

A graveside funeral service was held on Thursday, March 27 at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

April 2, 2008