OBITUARY

Robert Nelson Holman

October 21, 1950April 7, 2018

Robert ‘Bob’ Nelson Holman, was 67 when he left us, on April 7, 2018. He lived his entire life in Oakville, Wash., staying close to family and friends. One of seven children, he was born October 21, 1950, in Aberdeen, to John and Roberta Holman. ‘Bob’, as he was known by many friends and family, was a hard working logger who passed along his love for the woods and skills to his sons. He worked many years for Fred B. Moe Logging Company, Zepp Logging Company and others. He loved; fishing from his boat on the ocean, river fishing at his favorite fish shack, hunting with close friends and his sons, clam digging with all his kids, time spent relaxing, washing his truck, mowing his lawn, and cooking. One of his favorite traditions was cooking Christmas breakfast for his children. The most precious things in his life were his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Holman and Roberta Witt, his sister, Jeanne Simmons. Bob is survived by his three brothers, John, Jeff and Chris; two sisters, Mary and Laurie; daughter, Dodie and Luke Brogan of Elma; sons, Brad and Tonya Holman of Longview, Scott and Alexa Holman of Centralia; five grandchildren, Whittney, Darren, Kylie, Tyler and Garrett; great grandchild, Statham and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions can be made to the Oakville Assembly of God and the Oakville Volunteer Fire Department. Dad, we loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will. Rest in Peace with all our love.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Troy Fallow

April 18, 2018

Bob was always true blue. A man of his word, hard working on time accountable person. He work very hard his hole life. I’m so glad that Bob & I were friends. We fished, hunted, and worked on things around his or my house together. Bob was my fishing buddy, Hookem Holman is what I always said. What a great friend.

Karen Bachman

April 11, 2018

Where do I begin! My heart aches for all of the family but most of all I see the little faces of the kids (Dodie and Brad) that I babysat when they were very young and my heart hurts so much for them. I’ve always considered all of the Holman’s family and never stopped caring about them as they were all a huge part of my life growing up. This is so so sad!

Bev Hall

April 11, 2018

The Halls and Holmans were always great friends. I remember when I was young we would always travel to wherever they were living to visit. Great childhood memories. I bought my first horse from Ovie. Now he was a character! He always had good horse stories. The Holmans were a hardworking family as was Bob. He was always
there to help anyone. He was a great friend and will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Tyler Holman

April 10, 2018

My grandpa was one of the funniest people you could know. He was strong and a hell of a worker. When I was little he bought me my first 22 rifle and took me shooting. As we drove up the old logging roads he cracked open a 6 pack of beer and began to drink, like it was no big deal. Later I told my dad about it. And he was like "oh yah, that's like drinking soda. Completely normal for him." Makes me laugh even to this day.

He made chopping wood for the fire look like a kindergartners arts a crafts project. And when he would cook breakfast for everyone, he always made sure to season it with lots, almost t much, black pepper. I wasn't very close to you grandpa, but I do have many great memories of you and I will love and miss you forever. Rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY