James Cecil Holbrook


James Cecil Holbrook, 91, of Ashland, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Community Hospice Care Center.
He was born May 19, 1928, in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late Lawrence and Grace Reeves Holbrook.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister in law, Nevelyn Holbrook.
Jim was affiliated with Second Baptist Church in Ashland. He retired after many years of service from IBM and served honorably in the United States Army during Korea. He assisted with the maintenance and upkeep at the Sherwood Heights Condo's. He enjoyed spending time at the American Legion Post 76 with his wife and was an avid Ham Radio Operator going by the handle "WA400P".
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy Louise Dykes Holbrook of Ashland; brother, Vernon D. Holbrook, Sr. of Ashland; sister, Joann Lucas of Bellefonte; niece, Crystal (Darryl) Jackson; nephews, Richard Lemaster, Biff (Johnda) Holbrook, Mike (Karen) Rogers, and Paul (Brenda) Rogers. He is also survived by a host of loving extended family members and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with Pastor Ed Caudill officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Visitation will be from Noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's memory should be made to A.A.R.F., P.O. Box 2061, Ashland, KY, 41105-2061.
To share a memory of Jim or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.
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Joan Harrison
Jun 17, 2019
We knew Jim, as a neighbor, for several years and enjoyed visiting with him on his porch on summer evenings. He will be missed.