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James Horace Holman

April 10, 1917 October 11, 2002
James Horace Holman
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Dr. James H. Holman, age 85, passed away Friday, October 11, 2002, at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born in Hollis, Oklahoma on April 10, 1917. Dr. Holman is survived by Sybil, his wife of 57 years; sons, Jim and wife Angie of Oklahoma City, Jon and wife Frances of Altus, Oklahoma, Jay and wife Melisa of Edmond; ten grandchildren, Joanna Hughes, Chicago, IL, Jason Holman and wife Jenni, Colin Holman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sunshine and husband Troy Kissinger, Summer Holman and Spring Holman of Edmond, Oklahoma; four great-grandchildren, Daegan, Sydney, Addison Sais, Nathan Kissinger.

He is also survived by sisters, Helen Medlin, Dallas, Texas, Chloe Durst of Grand Prairie, Texas and Bobbie and husband Merv Miller of Stanton, Texas; brothers, Nat Holman of Duncanville, Texas, Lynn Holman and wife Betty of Durant, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Holman of Walters, Oklahoma, Frances Holman of Dallas, Texas, Naomi Holman of San Marcus, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Virgie Hensley and Peggy Medlin and brothers Bob, Charlie and Bill Holman. He was a WWII veteran, serving with the 8th Mobil Navy Hospital in Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. After he was discharged from the Navy, he attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine where he graduated in 1951. He interned at St. Joseph's Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas and practiced a short time in Chickasha and Tipton before moving to Altus in 1955. He was a co-founder of Altus Medical and Surgical Clinic where he practiced medicine for 32 years. He was a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, American Medical Association and Oklahoma State Medical Association. In 1970 he was selected to the Oklahoma Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Electors. In 1974, he was named "Coach of the Week" at Altus High School, where he served as Bulldog Physician for 16 years in the 1980's and was honored as a "Living Legend" by the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus for his involvement with young athletes and as a humanitarian. In 1991 he was inducted into the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame.

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