James A. Holthouse

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/23/2008 09:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/23/2008 13:00:00

James A. Holthouse, age 39, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away unexpectly on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at his home. He was born on August 22, 1968 in Willard to the late Wayne and Margery (Ricker) Holthouse and has been a life long Willard resident. Jim was a 1986 graduate of Willard High School and had attended Ohio University. He has been employed with several area restaurant franchises and with the East of Chicago Pizza business operations for twenty years. Jim was a member of the Willard American Legion Post and the Willard Elks Lodge where he was an officer. He was a an avid sports fan and loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Angie (Turner) Holthouse, who he married on September 5, 1992; three children, Abi, Alli and Jacob Holthouse; a brother, Jacob Holthouse; two sisters, Vicki (John) VanZoest; and Terry Stratton; two nephews, J.R. Meiser and Cory Stratton; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Hattie and Hector Velasco; two sisters-in-law, Jamie Oney and Regina (Kevin) Hicks; a brother-in-law, Chad (Crystal) Hughes all of Willard; and other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Saturday, August 23, 2008 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, where the funeral funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM with Reverend Bart McKelvey officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Holthouse children and left in care of the National City Bank in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com


The Van Zoests - Aug 23, 2008

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Van Zoest's - Aug 23, 2008

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim, Carrie, Natalie & Belle

Dave and Daniele Roberts - Aug 23, 2008

We are so sorry and saddened to hear this tragic news. You will all be in our hearts and prayers in the days ahead.

the bivens family, sondra, shelley , sherry, butchie - Aug 23, 2008

Angie, can remeber growing up with you and attending high school with Jim sorry to hear about your loss. GOD bless you and the kids.

Heather Bosel (dotson) - Aug 22, 2008

Angie, I heard the news the other day and I’m still in shock. I am so sorry for your loss. If there’s anything I can do,let me know. Hugs to everyone in the family.

MOM and DAD Velasco..Hattie and Hector - Aug 22, 2008

Angie, Abbi Alli,and Jacob..
Mommy was so proud of Jimmy for being such a great father husband and provider, he has never told us or anyone I know NO for anything..He will be truly missed, but I will always have him in my memories and my heart..definetly one of a kind man,very loved by all our family and friends! God will help you throught this Angie, stay strong.. you have a long road ahead of you.
LOVE mommy and wellie

Candi & Jan Needham - Aug 22, 2008

Angie and family: We were shocked and saddened to hear about Jim. Our thoughts are with you and the kids. We have lots of fond memories of our times at Salt Fork. Take care and may your faith help you get through this difficult time.

Fred and Sharon Vogelhuber - Aug 22, 2008

We are so sorry to hear about Jim. Just unbelievable. I can still remember Fred introducing me to Jim at the Elks and calling him East of Ohio. May your memories and the love of family help you all through your tragic loss.

Tricia (Palmer)Tarr - Aug 22, 2008

To the family, I am sorry for your loss. Jim was a year ahead of me in school at WHS. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. God Bless. Know that we are all thinking of you during the time.

Rachael (Lacy) Baugh & family, - Aug 22, 2008

Angue & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy. I will always remember how nice he was to me and my family in our time of need. If you and the kids need anything, please feel free to contact me (my number has not changed). God bless you and your children!!!

Linda Crabtree - Aug 22, 2008

What sad, sad news to hear of Jim’s sudden and unexpected passing. We were so devastated when Betty called to tell us. We can’t even imagine how you are feeling. Jim was a very special person and will be deeply missed. Hold on to all your precious memories. Please know that you, Abi, Alli and Jacob as well as your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God give you courage and strength. We won’t be able to come for the services, but we will be there in spirit. Our family will be making a donation in Jim’s honor for the Holthouse children at National City Bank. If you need anything please do not hesitate to call on us.
God Bless, All our love and deepest sympathy,
Linda, Wanda and Glen Crabtree

Mark, Lori, Zach and Hannah Wukotich - Aug 22, 2008

Dear Angie, Abbi, Alli, and Jacob:
We are so sorry to hear of Jim. We are very saddened of the news, but please know that God will take care of him and you all. You and the kids are in our prayers daily and think about you often. We miss you as neighbors down in Salem. We will not be able to make the services, but we will be thinking of you.
Love and prayers, Mark, Lori, Zach and Hannah Wukotich

william v mckelvey - Aug 22, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. It was just a few weeks ago that Jim and I went golfing together. That day we got caught up with each other lives. I was looking forward to so many more good memories ahead. But now I can only hold on to the ones we had. Angie if you ever need anything at all I will do my best to help.

Ken and Sue Kyser - Aug 21, 2008

Angie — We are so saddened and shocked to hear about Jim. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sure everyone at the Salem Elks is sorry and thinking of you at this terrible time. Let us know if there is anything we can possibly do.

Larry and Diane Tullis - Aug 21, 2008

We are sorry to hear about Jim. Your family is in our thoughts and prayer.

George Hartz - Aug 21, 2008

This is very sad news that I am sorry to hear. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Shawn and Erin King - Aug 21, 2008

Angie we are so sorry to hear about Jim our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.Love you

Gina Lillo - Aug 21, 2008

Angie…I am so sorry about your loss…I am going to ask God to wrap his arms around you & comfort you in this time of need! I am sure he will do that for you! God bless you & your family is my prayers! Love ya!!

Kelly (Rismiller) Estes - Aug 21, 2008

Angie, Even though we haven’t kept in touch since high school (and when you and Jim married), I still think of you and will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time. God bless you!

Jesse Lopez - Aug 21, 2008

I can’t tell you how sorry and sad I was to hear about Jim. He was a good man and a great friend all through high school. Please know you and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all

(Bronwyn) Nicole Au & Family - Aug 21, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss. I am at a loss for words. I have so many great memories of our old EOC days. Jim was a great man!! You will all be in our thoughts & prayers! Miss you!

Sally Bennett (Crabtree) - Aug 21, 2008

Angie, Abi, Alli & Jacob,
I’m so very sorry to hear about Jim. I know this is a tough time. God will be there to look
over you all and help you through this time.
I’m not sure if we will make it up to Jim’s
services. I want you to know if there is
anything we can do, please let us know.
Jim was a wonderful guy. He truley loved his
family. Love, Sally Bennett (Crabtree)

Carole Noble - Aug 21, 2008

Angie,I’m so sorry to hear about Jim,all I could think about was the days when we all worked together,that crazy Darla,and Marge,and you and Jim,we made a great team,those were the days.You will be in my prayers.I’m just a call away if you need any thing.Love you,Carole

Jack&LoisHartman - Aug 21, 2008

So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim and you both are lovely people. You and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. Lois & Jack Hartman

Paul Gase - Aug 21, 2008

Abgie, Abi, Alli and Jacob,
All of us in the guidance office were very sad to hear the news of your husband and father. We know he was well respected and admired. Please allow us to help with anything you need. You have our sympathy and support.

Crystal Straits & Ben Campo - Aug 21, 2008

Angie, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and our hearts.

John Varos - Aug 21, 2008

I am saddened a nicer guy you will never meet, always had a smile and a nice word. Understood a joke, whether it was on him or delivered by him, this is the Jim I knew in school. As adults he went out of way for others, on an occasion to raise money for a fellow friend who latter passed on, Jim offered and then delivered all the food we needed to conduct a benefit for his treatment, always wanting to remain humble about his participation. This was a man, husband, father and friend who got it and where’s one’s priorities should be. I am so sorry for those lives he touched on a daily basis because on the few times he touched mine it was special and he made me want to be a little nicer to people and a little more generous with what I have.

Paul and Tammy Heldreth - Aug 20, 2008

Angie and girls, We are so sorry to hear the news about Jim. I am hoping we can make it up for the service. We are thinking of you and our prayers are with you. We love you.
Paul and Tammy

Tim, Michelle, Jordan and Tyler Vanichek - Aug 20, 2008

We are sorry to hear about Jim. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love the Vanichek Family

Eric,Darla,Blake,Alex&Courtney - Aug 20, 2008

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry about Jim. Please don’t hesitate to call for anything day or night. Love ya…