Lewis Shannon Holloway Jr.1

b. 19 November 1939, d. 21 April 2006
     Lewis Shannon Holloway Jr. went by the name of Shannon.1 He was born on November 19, 1939 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.2 He was the son of Lewis Shannon Holloway and Edith Myrtine Slade.1
     Shannon received his undergraduate degree from Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama. After teaching high school for a year, he returned to Auburn University where he earned his master's degree in physiology and biochemistry. He earned his doctorate in medical physiology at University of Florida School of Medicine. He later completing his medical degree and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock.3
     Lewis married Willa Roselyn Butts in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, They were the parents of three children. They later divorced.4

     Lewis Shannon married second Janie Jo Defee.1 When Shannon and Janie married she had two girls, Lisa and Julie.1 Shannon practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon for 25 years, the last 3 as Chief of Staff of Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.3 He died on April 21, 2006 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, at age 66.5 He was buried in Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.5

Children of Lewis Shannon Holloway Jr. and Willa Roselyn Butts

  • Laura Lynn Holloway 1
  • William Shannon Holloway 1
  • Susan Edith Holloway 1

Children of Lewis Shannon Holloway Jr. and Janie Jo Defee

  • Julie Ann Holloway 1
  • Lisa Katherine Holloway 1


  1. [S335] Barbara Slade Dayhuff research and personal knowledge, January 21, 2003.
  2. [S574] Laura Lynn Holloway Walsh personal knowledge sent to Barbara Slade Dayhuff, , Personal knowledge 17 Nov 2005.
  3. [S96] Obituary, Obituary of L Shannon Holloway, Jr published in Abilene [TX] Reporter on 23 Apr 2006.
  4. [S574] Laura Lynn Holloway Walsh personal knowledge sent to Barbara Slade Dayhuff, , Family records and personal knowledge 17 Nov 2005.
  5. [S96] Obituary.