John G. “Jerry” Hollifield

John G. “Jerry” Hollifield

July 31, 1935 - September 2, 2017

John G. (Jerry) Hollifield, 82, of Corbin, passed away Saturday morning at Baptist Health Corbin.

 He was born July 31, 1935, in Barbourville, KY to Ruby Hollifield George and Denver Hollifield, who preceded him in death.

 For over 50 years, Jerry was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he was a Vestry member. 

 With a degree in English from Union College, Jerry decided to pursue a career in banking.  Working every position, serving as Director and Member of the Board of Directors of Corbin Deposit Bank/Cumberland Valley Bank for over 40 years, he retired after 42 years.

Also, he served in various positions in numerous entities in Kentucky and England. Former Chairman of the American Cancer Society, former member of the Alumni Association of Union College, Friends of St. George’s Chapel of Windsor, England, member of the Kentucky branch of English Speaking Union, former chairman of Knox County March of Dimes, Jerry freely gave of himself to help others.

 Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara Hart Hollifield; daughter, Evajane Green; granddaughter, Dr. Rebekah Booth Eslinger; 1 great granddaughter; special sister-in-law, Penny Sullivan and husband Eddie.  He leaves behind other family members and many friends, all to mourn his passing.

 Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 701 E. Engineer St., in Corbin with Rev. Terry R. Taylor and Rev. Randall Lee officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church.


  • Freda Adkins Bailey
    Posted at 02:02h, 05 September Reply

    Barbara, so very sorry for your loss! Love and prayers for peace and comfort for you and family.

  • Jennifer Smith
    Posted at 02:59h, 05 September Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear this Jerry was a great friend to my parents am our entire family! My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and his family!

  • Denny Liford
    Posted at 12:24h, 05 September Reply

    Evajane and family: Nora and I send our deepest condolences in this time of great loss. Cling to the sweet memories and he will always be with you.

    • Tim and Lisa Siler
      Posted at 02:12h, 07 September Reply

      Barbara, Our deepest sympathies are extended to you in the loss of your beloved Husband, Jerry. May God surround you with the Comfort and Love that only He can provide you. Jerry was a wonderful, compassionate individual. It is with great sadness that we have just learned of his passing tonight. He was much loved and well thought of, just as you are in our hearts. Please know that you are in our prayers. With great sorrow and deepest affection, Tim and Lisa Siler

  • Donna Hart Smith
    Posted at 17:59h, 05 September Reply

    Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear about Jerry. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Roger Parks
    Posted at 22:44h, 05 September Reply

    Barbara,Lillie and I are so sorry for loss.

  • Brenda Liford
    Posted at 10:42h, 06 September Reply

    Evajane,I am so sorry for your thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May God give you peace and comfort.

  • J. Hunt Perkins
    Posted at 15:12h, 06 September Reply

    Barbara: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of Jerry. You and Jerry were special friends of my Uncle Murph and Aunt Iva Murphy, and we especially appreciate the Jerry’s personal attention to their financial affairs before their passing. God’s richest blessings during this time of remembrance and celebration of Jerry’s life. Your longtime friends, Carolyn and Hunt, and Teeny Perkins.

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