James R. Holman Jr.


James R. Holman Jr., 83, of Sedalia passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia.

He was born on July 29, 1934 in Richmond, the son of James R. and Myrtle F. (Briant) Holman Sr., who preceded him in death.
On Nov. 15,1958 in Richmond, he was united in marriage to Judith (Judy) A. Woodruff, who preceded him in death on May 15, 2018.

Jim worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation as a resident engineer for 43 years, retiring in 1999. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard while living in Richmond. Jim was a member of First Christian Church, Sedalia, where he served as an usher, deacon and elder. He formerly served on the Sedalia Lions Club Board of Directors and was its president in 1975-76, and also was a former member of the Richmond Masonic Lodge.

Jim enjoyed gardening and quail hunting with his dad, and he especially loved following his kids and grandkids in all their sports and activities.

He is survived by his three children, Teri Curtis (Mark) of Green Ridge, Jim Holman III (Jeana), of Columbia, and Todd Holman (Billie) of Sedalia; and 11 grandchildren, Joshua Holman, Cody Curtis (Darci), Madeline Juttelstad (Matt), Lauren Holman, Chad Curtis, Logan Holman, Nicholas Holman, Tyler Holman, Jacob Holman, Haley Barnes and Zachary Barnes; and a great-granddaughter, Bristol.

Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, with service following at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, Sedalia, with the Rev. Dr. Chad McMullin officiating.
Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Joshua, Cody, Chad, Nicholas, Tyler, Jacob and Zac.

Honorary bearers will be granddaughters Madeline, Lauren, Logan and Haley; a niece, Gretchen; and two nephews, Rew and Chris (Mary Lynn).

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, the Sedalia Lions Club or to the James and Judith A. Holman Scholarship Fund in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

This appeared in the Friday, June 15, 2018, print edition of The Richmond News.


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