Cecil Allen Holman
January 1, 1939 ~ March 8, 2017
Cecil Allen Holman, 78, died peacefully March 8, 2017 in Reno, NV. in the arms of his wife Janice.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gillham Lee Holman and Ruby Bell Gant Holman. Cecil was born January 1, 1939 in Steele, MO. on a farm, arriving before the doctor. He continued to do things quickly throughout his life. He graduated from Arvin High School, Arvin, CA. attended Bakersfield Junior College, and Pasadena Nazarene College.
He met his wife of 56 years, Janice, in Bakersfield on a blind date. They have 3 children, Courtland Allen (wife Christine) of Dayton, TX, Careen Lyn (husband Tim Gary) of, Reno, NV, and Janette An of Tahoe Vista, CA. Cecil lived in Arvin, CA, Walnut, CA, Exeter, CA, Tahoe Vista, CA., and Reno, NV to name a few places. He put his design and construction skills to good use at each residence. He began his career as a designer for the aerospace industry, but sitting in a cubicle was not his style. He wanted to be in charge of his own career so he turned a hobby of beekeeping into a commercial business, raised tree fruit commercially, designed and built custom homes and subdivisions, sold real estate and worked in the heating business.
Cecil also thrived on active sports: flying his airplane, riding snowmobiles, skiing, and walking his beloved dog Olivier. He loved to ride dirt bikes and began this activity when he was 50. Unfortunately, due to a serious dirt bike accident Oct. 2015, he sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury, which he was unable to fully recover.
Cecil will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Joyce, Dwayne, Vicki, and Cami and grandchildren Alexander and Katrina, and great granddaughter Elizabeth.
A memorial service for Cecil will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 at the EAA building at the Truckee Airport, with his nieces, Pastor Sonja Bennett officiating and Denise Montecino singing. Those who so desire may make a memorial donation in memory of Cecil to the Head Injury Association of Northern Nevada, P.O. Box 19314, Reno, NV. 89511,