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Obituaries

March 5, 2013

Earl Leslie Holman

Aug. 6 1922 — March 4, 2013

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DUNCAN —

He eagerly assisted elderly, disabled neighbors and others in the community with household chores and lawn care, without pay for his services. 
Having an excellent working knowledge of auto mechanics, he was known to assist stranded motorist and others with necessary auto repairs.
His desire to stay busy and volunteer continued after moving to Houston, Texas, to live with his daughter and son-in-law. 
He was the first volunteer in a program at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Houston, working for Operations Manager Martha Welu, in the jury section. In August 2003, Earl was honored for his excellent services and awarded an Honorary Federal Deputy title and plaque.
He was a man of faith with wonderful attributes including integrity, loyalty, honesty and a pure heart of gold. He always had something good to say about everyone or else he’d say nothing at all. He was a hard worker from a very young age. 
He fought for our country and was devoted to his family, friends, church and community.
He attended the Church of Christ during early years and later became a member and attended Immanuel Baptist Church.
Named “DeDaddy” by his granddaughter, Christina Brooks, he was most attentive and always eager to support and attend her piano recitals, band concerts, soccer games, etc. He was an excellent father and grandfather, doing all he could to ease their loads and set a perfect example to follow.
He had a passion for sports and was an avid OU Sooner, Dallas Cowboy and Denver Broncos football fan. He loved traveling to Stratford every year to attend the Morris/Holman family reunions and also frequently attended annual reunions reuniting with his army comrades from Company C, 712th Tank Battalion and 90th Division.
He used to sit for hours shelling and cleaning paper shell pecans and readily shared these with friends and loved ones. He was always eager to do something nice for others and never complained about anything.

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