Rodney H. 'Doc' Holliday

Feb 14, 2012 Staff

Rodney H. "Doc" Holliday, 59, of rural Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at his home.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Robin Stupka officiates. Interment follows at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

There will be a viewing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the funeral home.

Rodney Herbert Holliday was born July 26, 1953, in Riverton the son of Herbert Raymond Holliday and Dessie Pearl (Honeycutt) Holliday.

He was a 1971 graduate of Shoshoni High School where he was a state championship wrestler in the 135-pound weight class in 1971. He attended drafting school in Denver following high school and graduated with presidential honors in 2001 as a diesel mechanic from Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs.

For more than 35 years, Mr. Holliday worked in the oil fields, starting as a roughneck and working up to tool pusher.

He was of the Christian faith.

Mr. Holliday was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

His family said he loved his black Pomeranian, "Lil' Bit," spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, the outdoors and liked to ride his Harley when he was younger.

Mr. Holliday is survived by his parents, Herb and Dessie Holliday of Riverton; daughter Jessica Schell and husband Jerred of Big Piney; stepdaughter Shannon Christensen of Riverton; stepsons Dhana Groathouse and Brock Groathouse, both of Riverton; grandchildren Taylor Holliday, Mason Schell and Creeden Schell; brother Miles Holliday and wife Dawn of Riverton; sister Beverlee Wright and husband Kevin of Pinedale; nieces and nephews Tera Holliday, Aaron Holliday, J.J. Williamson, Ashlee Myers and Mikaela Wright; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harvey and Dorothy Holliday and Everett and Martha Honeycutt.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home ( of Riverton.

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