James "Dub" Holman, son of the late Walter Franklin and May L. Moody Holman, was born in Featherston, Okla., on May 28, 1923, and died at his home in Dexter on Aug. 13, 2012, at the age of 89.
He had lived most of his life in Jefferson County until 1981 when he moved to Bloomfield. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator for Alpha Portland Cement Company for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the Faith Apostolic Church of Sturdivant. He served in the United States Army and served in World War II.
On Aug. 13, 1952, he was married to Lue Ellen Kelton in Green County, Ark. Surviving are his wife, Lue Ellen Holman of Dexter; six sons, Rodney James Holman of Hurst, Texas, Richard Holman of Dexter, Eddie Holman of Hurst, Texas, Cecil Holman of Dexter, Neal Holman of Wappapello, and Dale Holman of Advance; two daughters, Vickie Medley of Dexter and Hope McCullough of Bloomfield; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Leroy Holman of Festus. Other family and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. Sidney Holman, and four sisters, Vada Bruce, Sybil Morrison, Ruby Elouise Reece, and Polly Reando.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Michael Dutton of Marks, Miss., officiating and Rev. Robert Hart assisting.
Interment will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.