Sad news: Texas Green Bill Holloway has died

Bill Holloway, Texas peace and justice activist, passed away yesterday
Bill Holloway, Texas peace and justice activist, passed away yesterday

Bill lived in Austin, but I believe he was from Oklahoma. He was very active with the Texas Green Party, and I met him in Crawford in August 2006, where this photo was taken.

Kat Swift, of the Texas Greens, sent out this statement.

The Passing of Green Party Leader Bill Holloway

The Green Party of Texas mourns the tragic loss of Bill Holloway. Bill was a dedicated leader who was currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Travis County Green Party in Austin, TX. He will be missed as a mentor and a friend.

Through his kind-hearted activism, Bill touched the lives of so many people. He was an active Green Party contributor at the local, state and national levels. Bill served on numerous committees in the Green Party and in other organizations as well.

Bill Holloway passed away unexpectedly last weekend at his home in Austin, Texas. Given the unexpected nature of his death, we know many will have questions regarding details. Out of respect for Bill, his family, and his lengthy legacy of community service, we hope you understand our reluctance to speculate and request that others will also be circumspect in their communication.

Our heart-felt condolences go out to all of Bill’s friends and family. Bill was a very special person who will be sorely missed.

There will be a memorial service in Austin, TX, on Friday, January 16, and his funeral will be in Oklahoma City, OK, on Wednesday, January 14.

For the memorial, a book is being compiled for his parents. If you would like to contribute, please write down a story or memory of Bill, with a photo if you have one and send it to Sondra – by January 15th. His family never met most of his friends and, we suspect, had no idea of the difference he made in so many lives. The book is being put together to let them know how many people were touched by and loved him. If the photo and the text can be pasted onto one page, that would be ideal, but whatever people can contribute would be appreciated.

Whatever your beliefs, please keep Bill and his family and vast network of friends in your thoughts, prayers, and/or rituals.

In solidarity,

kat swift
Green Party of Texas
210.471.1791 – txt okay

Bill impressed me very much during our brief meeting (we also corresponded a little by email, though not recently). He was gentle and very kind. He worked hard and gave generously. What a great loss for our movement.

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