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Holleman, Thomas C. Jr.

Born: 11/17/1923

Died: 9/10/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

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Thomas C. Geronimo Holleman Jr., 82, passed away September 10, 2006, in New Iberia. He was born November 17, 1923, in McAlester, the son of Thomas C. Holleman Sr. and Angie Dearen Holleman.

He was a graduate of McAlester High School and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University on a football scholarship. He was sent to SLI, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, by the U.S. Marines, for the V-12 Program during World War II. Mr. Holleman then served in World War II and the Korean War as a member of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Regiment, receiving the Bronze Star with combat V, Navy Commendation Ribbon with combat V, Korean Service medal with bronze star and the United Nations Service medal. He was a past commandant of the McIlhenny Marine Corps League. Mr. Holleman was one of the founders of Cardinal Wireline Specialist in New Iberia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Landry Holleman.

Survivors include his sons, Thomas C. Holleman III and wife Vicki of New Iberia, John Holleman and wife Betsy, and James A. Holleman and wife Kelly of New Iberia; daughters, Mary Holleman Beaullieu and husband G.A. Buster Beaullieu of New Iberia, and Eleanor A. Holleman of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Gerald Beau Beaullieu IV, Charlie Beaullieu, Paul Beaullieu, Helen Bayard, Thomas Holleman IV, Lindley Holleman, Andrew Holleman, Rebecca Holleman, Robin Boatright, Elizabeth Holleman, John Holleman Jr. and Lindsay Holleman; and great-grandchildren, Mary-Alizabeth Beaullieu, Emma T. Beaullieu, Gerald A. Beaullieu V, Thomas L. Beaullieu, Noah T. Bayard and Kennedy A. Holleman.