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“I met Jim through his service as a Board member of Jackson-Vinton Community Action. I always looked forward to him walking through the door with a...Read More »
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“Dad,I miss you so much. I miss your smile and the sound of your laughter. I'm so thankful that I was able to spend last Father's Day with you. Our...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Mandi Jones - Flat Rock, MI

“Dad, you're going to be missed so much! You will continue to live on thru Mandi, the boys and myself. I will miss our weekly Sunday night talks. You...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Heather Holtz - Flat Rock, MI

“I always acknowledged him as "Sir" (like in an Eddie Haskell kind of way) He had the best sense of humor and wanted those around him to laugh and be...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kristal Lacinski - Brownstown, MI

“Pam and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
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James W. "Jim" Holtz, age 75, of Hamden, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home. He was born September 18, 1941 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late James Christopher Holtz and Nadine Virginia Ogle Holtz. Jim was a 1959 graduate of Wellston High School and a Veteran of the United States Army who served in Turkey. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, where he was employed for 39 years. Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 371 in Wellston and was a board member of the Vinton County and Jackson County Water Company and the Jackson-Vinton Community Action. A car enthusiast, Jim enjoyed classic cars and attending car shows, along with photography and watching Western movies on T.V. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Scull Holtz; 2 daughters, Amanda Jones and Heather Holtz, both of Flat Rock, Michigan; 3 grandsons, Blake Jones, Sean Julio and Tyler Black; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Connie Holtz of Wellston; brother-in-law, William Scull of Buffalo, New York; sister-in-law, Nancy Seiwell of Niagra Falls, New York, as well as several nieces nephews, cousins and friends. Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sisters, Rosemary Janey and Kathy Hively. Calling hours will be Thursday from 3 to 6 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will follow the calling hours at 6 P.M. with Pastor Dave Kelly officiating and military honors by combined units of the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston and D.A.V. Jackson County Chapter 45. In keeping with Jim's wishes, cremation will follow the service and placement of the ashes will be at the convenience of the family in Ridgewood Cemetery.

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