Jimmy Oscar Holden

Jimmy Oscar Holden

1947 - 2019

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Obituary of Jimmy Oscar Holden

Jimmy Oscar Holden, 71, of Lexington, AL, passed away June 9, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Holden was a retired self-employed heavy equipment operator.


The purpose of life is not to arrive at death’s door beautifully preserved but to slide in yelling “Man, what a ride!” Daddy had an adventurous one! From boats, dune buggies, motorcycles, four-wheelers, cars, dump trucks, cancer, and yes- even an airplane, he crashed them all and beat cancer. He always thought he would die young, and he did, arriving as late as he could.


As he aged, he taught us how to grow older with dignity, humor, and kindness and how to give and receive forgiveness. He truly loved his family and was deeply loved. He lived his life on his terms and died the same way. We will forever miss his stubborn smiling face, and that mischievous twinkle in his eye.


Mr. Holden is survived by:


Mother: Ruby Mae Simpson Thigpen

Sons: Jason Hankins (Heather) and Jimmy “Bubba” Hankins (Wendy)

Daughters: Kim Terrell (Phil), Melissa Murks (Phillip), and Jessica Wills (Grant)

Special friend: Cindy Alexander

Brother: “Lonnie” Kenneth Holden (Gail)

Sisters: Connie Sue Spurlock (Howard) and Stella Ann Gray (Harold)

Sister-in-law: Nelda Holden

(13) Grandchildren and (2) great-grandchildren and expecting (2) more


He was preceded in death by:


Father: Lenice “Houston” Holden

Stepfather: William Thigpen

Wife: Tina Dianne Dorsey Holden

Brother: Lenice “Eugene” Holden


The family will visit with friends from 5-8:00 P.M. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Greenhill Funeral Home.


We were blessed to have an amazing physician in our corner. There was never a time he wasn’t there when we need him. Daddy loved him dearly, especially his bedside manner. Thank you Dr. Felix Morris.


Greenhill Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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