James Alvin Holman passed away at the age of 86 on November 6, 2020 at his home in Kansas City, MO. James was born on March 15, 1934 in Kansas City, MO to Harold Holman Sr. and Esther Robinson. He grew up in the Kansas City area known as “Round Top,” located near 28th and Mersington. In 1952, he graduated from Lincoln High School. After high school, he attended college at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO where he received a certificate before beginning his career in printing.
James worked for Herff Jones as a bindery operator, creating countless books for distribution all over the world. After 41 years, he retired in 2015. In retirement, he enjoyed watching all sports and considered himself an avid fan of both the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals.
James was preceded in death by his father, Harold “Happy” Holman Sr.; mother, Esther Robinson; brothers Harold Holman Jr. and William Holman; and daughters, Yvonne Holman and Cherrice Williams. James is survived by his grandchildren, Anthony Williams, Daija’Nae Williams, Asaiya Williams, Nassir Bell, John Thompson, and Lamar Thompson; his stepchildren, Raven Williams and Kelvin Williams; mother of Cherrice, Claudia Williams; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 11 am on Sat, Nov 14, 2020 a the Lawrence A Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels. Visitation will be held from 9 am- 11 am. Private Disposition.
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