West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


James Clinton Holloway was born January 6, 1927 in Stigler, OK to Clarernce Albert Holloway and Allie (Emery) Holloway. He joined his wife Patricia on July 2, 2021.

He was married to Patricia on March 11, 1951, at Cordell, OK.

James was preceded in death by his wife Pat, his daughter Susan (Holloway) Mast, one son John Douglas Holloway, two brothers Clarence and Glen Ray, and three sisters Irene, Hazel, and Betty Jo.

He is survived by one brother Bill of Virginia Beach, Virginia; one son James and wife Deborah of Cody, Wyoming; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

Dad always placed family at the head of the list, even packing up and moving to Alton MO, after retirement to be closer to his grandchildren. There they met two very special people, Joe and Freda Johnson, who along with their children became like family and did so much for him over the years.

James thought of the staff at Shepherd View as family, and our thanks for all they did the last couple of years.

He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army serving from October 4, 1946 to January 31, 1948. He was a cannoneer with Btry A 1st FA Bn serving in Korea.

James loved his farm in Alton. He enjoyed traveling to see the country and to fish.

He was a Christian and a member of the Church of Christ in Alton, and the American Legion in Alton.

James will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services for James C. Holloway, age 94, of Alton, Missouri will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Cave Springs in Alton, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Crystal Conwell
    July 6, 2021 @ 7:18 pm

    I have been best friends with his granddaughter Jennifer for 16 years and he was and always will be Papaw to me. Every time I got to see him or talk to him he would treat me like I was one of his grandchildren. This family has very much become like my other family. This news sadden me and he will truly be missed. He was an amazing person. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time and that they will find comfort in all the memories they have with him.


    • Jennifer Spencer
      July 11, 2021 @ 5:17 pm

      Thank you, Crystal. He asked about you frequently and definitely thought of you as family too.


  2. Melinda Brenton
    July 20, 2021 @ 11:32 am

    My prayers are with Jim & Debbie in the loss of his Dad. It is a very hard thing to say goodbye to your parents and, no matter what age. I am keeping you both along with your family in my prayers, and I know that you each have him forever in your heart. Love you all.


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