David Hambleton HolleyLittle Rock, AR
David Hambleton Holley, age 40, of Little Rock, died November 1, 2010. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri to J. Dwight and Elizabeth Hambleton Holley. David was a graduate of Little Rock Catholic High School for Boys before graduating from Hendrix College with a degree in Biology in 1992. After graduation, David began his career at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science research labs. For the last 15 years he had been a cell therapy lab technician at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. He was dedicated to and proud of his work, co-workers, and their mission to save lives. David had the extraordinary ability to overlook his own health challenges, never complained, and was a best friend to many who knew him. David loved animals and always had one to care for. He loved going to the movies and was an avid collector of DVD movies of all kinds. Everyone will remember David for his sharp wit and keen sense of humor. David was devoted to his family and was always ready to help.
David was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Dr. Leon Holley and his wife Imogene as well as his maternal grandparents, Murray C. Hambleton and wife Mildred, and a step-grandmother, Norma C. Hambleton. David is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Hambleton Holley, one sister, Sherry Holley McLeod, his nephew, Morgan Hambleton McLeod, all of Little Rock, and his father, J. Dwight Holley and wife Linda Campbell Holley of Morganton, North Carolina, and his stepbrother Kord Campbell of Orinda, California, his beloved cats, Isabelle and Emma, and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will a visitation Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ruebel Funeral Home followed by a memorial service Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Jeff Hampton. Burial services will be private. Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church or the Arkansas Children's Hospital Cardiology Department. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
Published November 3, 2010
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Ruebel Funeral Home
6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR