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DESLOGE -- Jim Holdman, 74, recently of St. Marys, Georgia, formerly of Leadwood, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 26, 1945, in Frankclay to the late Eugene Jerphie and Gertrude Goldie (Owens) Holdman.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Larry and Donald Holdman; sisters-in-law, Lucy Hale, and Eileen Holdman, and in-laws, Dorothy and Harold Johnson.

Jimmy proudly served in the United States Navy as a chaplain’s assistant for twenty years. He was recently elected to serve on the vestry at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Marys, Georgia, as junior warden. He and his wife Janet were received as members of the Episcopal Church in spring 2016. Jim enjoyed cooking for his family, especially his famous Chicken N’ Dumplings. He enjoyed spending time with his pup Jameson and watching Jeopardy.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Lee (Johnson) Holdman; their children, Jodi Holdman (wife Monica), Jayme Holdman (wife Tammy), and Josh Holdman (wife Jen). His grandchildren, Jenn Carter, Chandler Wells (Michael), and Logan Wells. He was blessed to proudly meet and know his first great-grandchild Everett Eldon Pfiffer. He is also survived by his five siblings, Bonnie, Beverly, Carolyn, Darrell and Travis.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Jimmy can be sent to Inspire to Rise, Inc. in Jacksonville Florida, (https://www.weinspiretorise.org/donate) who proudly employ and serve veterans and their families.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at the Leadwood Church of God with Rev. Ed Watson officiating. Interment to follow at Leadwood Cemetery. Please view obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.

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