Wilson Holloway Remembered by Friends, Family at Vigil

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:13 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Feb 18, 2011 10:37 PM CDT

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Stephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

EDMOND, Oklahoma -- Friends and family gathered Friday night to remember and honor Wilson Holloway, who died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

Holloway attended Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond, where a memorial walk and candlelight vigil was held. After graduation, the ever-smiling and upbeat young man signed to play for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane’s football team.

In the spring of 2008, Holloway was diagnosed with Hogdkin’s Lymphoma. He continued to passionately pursue his athletic endeavors while battling cancer, always with focused and inspirational attitude. His courage was recognized in 2009 when he was given the Orange Bowl Courage Award.

After undergoing several treatments, experiencing remissions and even returning to the game he loved, Holloway’s battle with the disease ended.

His motto “Never stop smiling” appeared on many of the attendees’ t-shirts. Funeral services for Holloway are scheduled for Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond.