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David Emil Holyfield

November 28, 1963 ~ December 1, 2022 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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David Emil Holyfield, age 59, of Parma, MI, passed away December 1, 2022, at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, MI, surrounded by his family. He was born November 28, 1963, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the son of Paul & Mavis (Jones) Holyfield. On June 1, 2001, he married Loraine Smith in Jackson, MI, she survives.  Everyone who knew David knew of his generous spirit and his appreciation of others.  In addition to his wife Loraine Holyfield, he is survived by his children, David Paul Holyfield, Chelsea Holyfield (Ryan Robinson), Erin Holyfield (Darelle Shanks), Kayla Holyfield and Raymond (Breanna Smith) Holyfield; adopted children who he raised, Rachelle (Jeremy) Fouty, James Anderson and Jody Smith; his grandchildren, Jamaul, Juleyssa, Marcell III, Jozlyn, Isabelle, Reyna, Maurice and one baby on the way; his siblings, Rhonda Holyfield-Mangieri, Paula Holyfield-Collins, Alma Holyfield-Zinn, Regina (Bobby) Holyfield-Jewett, Marc Samuel (Shana) Holyfield, Karen (Tracy) Holyfield-Thompson and Michael Warren (Theresa) Holyfield; two brothers in law, Jimmy Smith and Robert Owens; one sister in law, Rachel Owens; beloved aunt, Linda (Brad) Ford; a host of aunts and uncles; and a host of nieces & nephews and great nieces & great nephews and cousins.  David was preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Mavis Holyfield, one sister, Mavis "Cookie" Holyfield; and; one brother in infancy, Paul Maurice Holyfield Jr.  Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, December 10, 2022, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI, with Rev. Paula Holyfield-Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Green's Lakeside Cemetery, Manitou Beach, MI, with Military Honors performed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Viewing & Visitation will also be on Saturday from 11:00 AM until the time of service at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. Memorial Contributions may be made directly to the funeral home for final expenses.  www.PurseFuneralHome.com

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Services

Viewing & Visitation
Saturday
December 10, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 10, 2022

1:00 PM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221
 

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Burial with Military Honors
Saturday
December 10, 2022

2:30 PM
Green's Lakeside Cemetery
750 Manitou Road
Manitou Beach, MI 49253

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