James  Holley

Obituary of James David Holley

James David Holley, age 65, passed away in his home on October 21, 2019, in Ardmore, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 25, 2019, in The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


James was born on October 16, 1954, to Jiles Vaxter and Bessie “Peggy” (Watkins) Holley, in Ardmore, Okla. James attended Plainview Public School and graduated with honors in 1973. He lived in Houston, Texas, for a short time and then returned to Ardmore in 1988. Where he then took a position with Hudson-Houston Lumber Company and then went to work for County Building Center where he was employed for 33 years. In 1989, he met Penny Follis and the couple married on February 1, 1990, in Ardmore, Okla. They enjoyed many activities before they had their daughter, Jamie. James loved life, enjoyed working, watching his TV shows and getting a soda and just driving around.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Helen Damerell, brother, Jimmy Holley.


James is survived by his wife, Penny Holley, daughter, Jamie Holley, and one granddaughter, Kennedy, all of Ardmore, one brother, Dale Holley, of Irving, Texas, two sisters, Sharon Miller, and Husband, Stan, of Tishomingo, Okla., and Barbara Claborn, and husband Alvie, of Chattanooga, Okla., and a host of family and friends.


Pallbearers will be Patrick McGuire, William Crosby, Ron Crosby, Jared Howard, Jimmy Hopper, Bud Webb, and Calvin Holmes. Honorary bearers will be Bill Riggs, Corey Johnson, Wade Clayburn, and Justin Battles.


A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Griffin~Hillcrest.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to The Ardmore Animal Shelter, 321 Carol Brown Blvd, Ardmore, OK 73401.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 24, 2019
1610 C St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, October 25, 2019
The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest
1610 C St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States


Hillcrest Memorial Park
1610 C St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States
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