James A. Holbrook, age 76, of Harrisburg passed away at 8:30 a.m., Monday, August 7, 2023 at the home of his daughter, Stephanie, in Harrisburg.
James was born in Rosiclare, IL on June 6, 1947. He was the son of Adrian Holbrook and Julia Bell. James married Denise McKenna on December 7, 1974. She preceded him in death on January 4, 2018.
He graduated high school and enlisted in the Navy. James retired from the Navy after 23 years of service as a Chief Petty Officer. He continued to work odd jobs as a carpenter for several years.
James is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie (Rick) Henry of Harrisburg, Illinois and Blair (Adam) Kilgore of Decatur, Alabama; and son, Jimmy (Cynthia) Holbrook of Harrisburg; a brother, Chester Holbrook of Elizabethtown; and two sisters, Joey Lewis of Rosiclare and Becky Barnard of Elizabethtown; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Denise.
James wish was to be cremated and for no services to be held. Those who wish to make a memorial in his memory should direct the memorials to Hospice of Southern Illinois at 204 Halfway Road, Marion, Illinois 62959.
Absher Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills in charge of arrangements.
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