Harry Lee Holman, age 91, of Hurdland, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
He was born March 22, 1925, in Knox County, Missouri, the son of Leslie and Alta Opal Simpson Holman.
On August 16, 1944, in Luray, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Virginia E. Peterson and she preceded him in death on May 12, 2016. Harry was also preceded in death by one grandson, Chase Holman, his parents and two brothers-in-law, Jake and John Peterson.
Surviving are one son, Jerry Holman and wife, Frances of Edina, Missouri; grandchildren, Brandon L. Holman, Jeremy (Karie) Holman and children, Jace, James and Joellyn Holman, Joseph (Krista) Holman and children, Chase Holman (Deceased) Jaron, Jazzlynn and Jericka Holman, Melissa (Daryl) Doty and children, Madelynn, Jack, and Molly Doty; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Margaret Lingenfelter and husband, Robert of Hurdland, Missouri, Victor Peterson and wife Betty of Hurdland, Missouri, David Peterson and wife Carol of Moline, Illinois, and J.B. Peterson and wife, Mary of Springfield, Missouri, Ellen Peterson of Rock Island, Illinois, Virginia Peterson of Gorin, Missouri, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Harry and Virginia resided in Hurdland, Missouri, most of their life where they operated a grocery, feed and fertilizer store and a truck line. Harry served his country in the American Merchant Marines in oceangoing service during the period of armed conflict December 7, 1941 to August 15, 1945. He was a member of the Hurdland United Methodist Church, the Cyril A. Graham American Legion Post, had played taps at many funerals and drove the D.A.V. van from the Kirksville area to Columbia for several years. After he retired he and his wife pulled a camper around the country for several years. He enjoyed driving his Model T in parades, time coin collecting, woodworking, church activities and spending time with friends and family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Pastor Nancy Douglas will officiate for the services.
Burial with full military honors will be in Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, MO.
Music will be provided by Mary Peterson and Angela Haworth Singing, “It’s Suppertime” and congregational songs “How Great Thou Art” and “Old Rugged Cross”.
Casket bearers will be Jeremy Holman, Brandon Holman, Daryl Doty, Danny Peterson, Jaron Holman, Ronnie Peterson and Joseph Holman.
Honorary bearers will be Dud Gillaspy, Larry and Kay Sykes, Glen Moots, Buddy Funk, Jace Holman and Jim Hamlin.
Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, and Edina United Methodist Church. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.