Cover photo for Dale Holman's Obituary
1949 Dale 2020

Dale Holman

January 27, 1949 — November 27, 2020

Dale Holman was born at 2:43 P.M. on January 27th, 1949 at South Hoover Hospital in Los Angeles, California, to Hubert and Betty (Dockery) Holman, and passed away on November 27, 2020 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He graduated from Sallisaw High School in 1967 and attended Conners State College in Warner Oklahoma.

Mr. Holman was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and co-owner/operator of Wildhorse Mountain Barbeque. He was married to Sandy (Sparks) Holman on January 27, 1970 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. January 27th, 2021 would have been their 50th wedding anniversary.

Dale Holman was an Air Force veteran, a wood carver, a knife maker, a business owner, a husband, a father, a grandfather (Poppy), a friend to so many, and a local legend. He loved to ride his motorcycle and considered himself the entertainment director of Wild Horse Mountain BBQ.

Dale will be remembered by many for the jokes and stories he told. He will be remembered by others for his kind heart and the love he had for his family. Dale never met a stranger. He will be remembered by his family as a loving and supportive husband and father. Dale was never happier than when his grandchildren were curled up next to him sitting in his recliner. He was one of a kind.

Dale loved to make people around him laugh. He considered a countless number of people as his friends and those people felt the same way towards him. If you knew Dale, you will remember his big smile and you will know that the world will be a little quieter without him. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors are his wife Sandy of the home; his daughter Kelly Holman of Sallisaw, OK; his son Jeff Holman and Tracey of Van Buren, AR; 6 grandchildren: Aubrey, Delaney, Finley, Dylan, Caiden and Braxton; one sister, Kathy Fine and Ted of Sallisaw, OK; two brothers, Bill Holman and Georgetta of Sallisaw, OK and Eddy Holman of Sallisaw, OK; one sister-in-law, Maxine Sparks of Sallisaw, OK; three brothers-in-law: Dale Sparks of Sallisaw, OK, Larry Sparks of Sallisaw, OK and Joe Sparks of Sallisaw, OK; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Hubert and Betty Holman, 1 sister in law: Earline Barger.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and nephews.

Viewing will be 10 am – 8 pm Friday, December 4th at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Funeral Service will be held at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Sallisaw at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 5th with burial at Brushy Cemetery.

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