Robert Holdaway, 86, formerly of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. He was born in Chattanooga and attended school at Rossville and Lakeview. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant with 28 years of service. Since his retirement in 1979, he has made his home in St. Petersburg, FL.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Churchwell Holdaway, parents, Theodore and Sue Holdaway, sister, Catherine Maney, half-brother, Sherman Holdaway, and half-sister, Mattie Brewer.

He is survived by son, Robert A. Holdaway (Pinellas Park, FL), daughter, Patricia A. Hampton (Myrtle Beach, SC), daughter, Pamela A. Pruiett (Pinellas Park, FL), granddaughter, Rachel B. Brooks (Newport Beach, CA), sister, Betty Baker (Ringgold, GA), and various nieces and nephews. Robert was a loving son, brother, father, and grandfather, and will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Private burial service will be held at a date to be determined in Spring 2021 at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements will be made in partnership with Veterans Funeral Care and condolences may be expressed to the family online at