Alvin Holloway Sinclair, Jr., (90) of Katy, Texas went home to be with the Lord on February 11, 2021 after battling a lung condition called pulmonary fibrosis for a little more than two years
Holloway was born on July 9, 1930, in Sarepta, LA, and grew up in northwest Louisiana. He served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War as an aircraft mechanic and he was Honorably Discharged. Upon his return from the Korean War, he then attended Texas A&M College and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1955.
He married Helen Wilkins on January 30, 1955, and after graduation, Holloway went to work as an engineer with United Gas Pipe Line Company in New Orleans. He moved to Houston in 1972 and worked with United Texas Transmission Company and one other pipeline company until he retired in 1993.
After retirement, Holloway and Helen relocated to Katy, Texas in 1994 and soon joined Kingsland Baptist Church where he was able to pursue his passion or service to others and mission work. He was able to serve with several members of his family at his side in a 3-generation mission setting. This brought him intense joy. His favorite trip was his last one to the Holy Land. He finally got to walk in the steps of his Lord and Master. He got to see, touch, and feel the land where Jesus conducted his earthly ministry.
Holloway is preceded in death by his parents A.H. (Holloway) Sinclair and Louise Clanton Sinclair of Shreveport, LA. He survived by 59 direct descendants including his wife of 66 years, Helen. Their children, Bryan Holloway, David, Michael, Paul, and Ross along with their wives Kim, Carol, Ann, Timisha and Dayna respectively. 16 grandchildren and their spouses and 20 great-grandchildren not including three more that are on the way and due in 2021. Holloway is also survived by his brother Bennie and wife Joyce, Spring, TX and Sister Tabitha Wagner and husband Duane, Katy, TX.
Holloway’s funeral is under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home in Katy, Texas. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for February 27, 2021, at Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450 with family visitation at 3:00 pm and others at 3:30 pm and the service at 4:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to honor Holloway Sinclair’s life and his love for missions may be given to Kingsland Baptist Church Missions Fund. Burial will be at Belle Bower Cemetery near Longstreet, LA on March 6, 2021.
For a full obituary, visit www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net.
Funeral services held under the direction of:
Schmidt Funeral Home
1344 W. Grand Parkway South
Katy, Texas 77494 ~ (281) 391-2424