Jim Holland of Yukon, OK passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021 at St. Ann’s Nursing Center. Jim was born on August 30, 1944 in Gainesville, TX the son of Homer and Alice Fay Holland.

Jim grew up in Clinton, OK where he played basketball and the trumpet of which he was phenomenal. He graduated from Clinton High School, Class of 1962 and then attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, earning a BS in Accounting in 1966. During his college years he found his love back in Clinton.

In 1965, Jim married Lorena Lou Williams. Upon graduation from Southwestern Jim joined the US Air Force where he served from 1966 to 1970, serving most of his enlistment at Sewart AFB, TN.

After the military life Jim accepted a position as Division Controller with CMI Systems in 1970, then in 1972 moved to Yukon as the Corporate Controller for CMI Corp.

He worked for CMI Corporation his entire career serving as CFO from 1984-2001, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1988 and then President 2001-2003, with responsibility of operations in Oklahoma, South Dakota, Brazil and Belgium. He retired in 2003 to spend time with Rena and his two grandchildren.

Jim was dedicated to his community, serving on the church finance committee, Yukon Planning Council, Oklahoma Heritage Center Association, National Association of Accountants and Past President/Board of Directors Yukon Rotary Club.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Rena Holland who was the love of his life and best friend, and also by his parents.

He is survived by two children: Jim Jr. and Melissa Holland of Nashville, TN; Hank and Amy Holland of Austin, TX; grandchildren: Isaac and Meleah Holland; sister, Nancy and Bob Smith; brother, Joel Holland, along with many more extended and beloved family members.

Jim was a devoted husband to Rena and missed her every day since her passing. He was a dedicated father and grandfather who taught us all valuable life lessons that we are yet to realize.

He was also a fair and honest manager who cared for every employee deeply. To his caregivers, friends, and neighbors who have assisted Jim through this difficult disease; Jim and his family are eternally grateful for all of your selfless devotion. He was so honored to have all of you in his life even if for a fleeting moment, his notes about each of you are special.

Viewing was held 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2021 and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm., Thursday, June 10, at the funeral home. Wake services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 10, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 11, with both services at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, Yukon. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK.

Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral. com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.