Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Ron Gulley of Park Street Church of Christ officiating.
Burial will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with military rites conducted.
Pallbearers will be Jared Medley, Carl Medley, Earl Hunerkoch, Tom Burnham, Billy Comer and Bob Griffey.
J.D. was born on April 7, 1926 in Benton, Ky. to Delbert and Madeline Johnson Holley.
J.D. was a member of Park Street Church of Christ in Metropolis.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II.
J.D. had previously served as an alderman for the City of Metropolis, representing Ward 3, and was a retired milk distributor for Prairie Farms.
J.D. loved to race stock cars, gocarts, and most anything with a motor on it.
However, his true passion was to ride his motorcycle.
J.D. is survived by one son, Jimmie Dale Holley and wife Anna; one daughter, Debra Ann Lewis and husband Gary; nine grandchildren, James Holley and wife Lisa, William Holley and wife Julie, Lisa Werner and husband Kevin, Karen Jones and husband Chris, Bryan McManus and wife Lindy, Jason McManus and wife Christina, Justin McManus, Chad Lewis and wife Jessica and Cale Lewis; 13 great-grandchildren, Ashley and Kyle Holley, Jared Medley, Dalton Werner, Adam Jones and wife Emily, Myles, Josey, Cameron, Hunter and Aubry McManus and Lydia, Hudson and Holden Lewis; and two nephews, Bradley Joe Holley and Adrian Henley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 55 years, Shirley Ogden Holley; two brothers; one infant sister; and one nephew.