Mr. Dayton Holman, age 90, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born November 16, 1932, in Opal, Arkansas, to the late Tom and Leora (Bates) Holman.
Mr. Holman was a graduate of Southern Arkansas University and the University of Arkansas, receiving his master’s in the process. He was an agricultural teacher by profession and was known as a master gardener. He loved growing azaleas especially. Mr. Holman was a member of the Wickes Methodist Church in Wickes, Arkansas from 1965 till the time of his passing.
Mr. Holman is survived by his loving wife, Maxine Holman; son, Terry Paul Holman and wife Rhonda; daughter, Jackie Michelle Holman Wentz and husband Randy; grandchildren, Lyle Holman, Tabitha Mitchell and husband Mitch, Joshua Paul Wentz, Alison Wentz, Maegan Elizabeth Wentz, Nathaniel Burton Wentz, and Andrew Wentz; 5 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lila Roberson; special niece, Lindy Jumper; as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, other family and friends too numerous to mention.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Leora (Bates) Holman; brothers, Thomas Fomby Holman, Newell Holman; sisters, Durrell Simpson, Vivian Foster Muldoon, and Juanita Rainwater.
Services for Mr. Holman will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2023, at the Wickes Methodist Church, in Wickes, Arkansas. Brother Steve Copley will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.