Lloyd Eugene Holman
Lloyd Eugene Holman
  • June 28, 1933 - October 13, 2017
  • Plano, Texas

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Lloyd Eugene Holman, 84, passed away Friday, October 13th, 2017 in Plano, Texas.

He leaves his wife of 65 years, Jacqueline (McCarty) Holman; his son, Brian Holman; his son, Glenn Holman; his daughter, Lauren (Holman) Carter; seven beautiful grandchildren and three loved great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his beloved parents Harvey and Gladys Holman and his son, Duane Holman.

He was born on Wednesday, June 28th, 1933 in Tupelo, Oklahoma to Harvey and Gladys (Cranford) Holman. He was the youngest of two children.

Growing up his mother used to make lye soap in a big pot and the neighborhood dogs, one day came by and ate the soap. Needless to say, the dogs never came back. They were cleaned out. He learned to do sign language from his deaf bus driver. He was a very outgoing and adventurous as a child. He was often out fishing or hunting squirrels.

Lloyd graduated from High School in 1950 and his plan was to continue on to college, but he and his friends decided to enlist into the National Guard instead. He enlisted soon after the Korean War started and was one of the first to be deployed. He was a Corporal in the 45th Infantry and did his country proud.

He soon met his beautiful wife, Jacqueline McCarty and married her on August 2nd, 1952 in Ada, Oklahoma. Together they had four children. He was a great father and his children had wonderful memories of him. They spent a lot of time in California as a family visiting his cousin. One day when Disneyland first opened they fondly remember spending the entire day there having a blast. They also spent many days at the beach chasing the crabs on the sandy beaches.

He worked at Texas Instruments for 36 years and did odd jobs for a few more years after. Upon retirement he still had his love for fishing and hunting and continue to do this for as long as he could. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys and OU Sooners fan. The only thing he watched was sports. Basketball was his favorite. He played when he was in High School and could be found addictively watching anything from NBA to Israeli League.

One of his greatest passions was to garden but he had to give it up the last couple of years. He loved to be in his garden. Lloyd was known to say "I'll do it in a minute" and "If I ever had a twin, he would've been a half-wit." He was a wonderful , loving husband and a fantastic father.

Services for Lloyd Eugene Holman will be held in the chapel Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 5-8PM at Ted Dickey Funeral Home 2128 18th St. Plano, Texas 75074.

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, TX.