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Holman, Anthony Lee

Anthony Lee Holman, 47, born March 23, 1974 passed into Eternity, forgiven, with his Lord and Savior Jesus, Monday, October 25th, 2021 at Akron Summa hospital. We would like to recognize the neurosurgeon teams, nurse practitioners, and nurses in both ICU and Hospice who can never be thanked enough for the excellent care, love, and compassion given to our son, brother, and dad. Special thanks to Dr. Matt Harrison of North Carolina who gave us his time and sound medical opinion.
God’s “all-conquering Sovereign grace” saved Tony by “faith as small as a mustard seed.” Tony looked to his Redeemer and lived. In Tony’s last 29 days of life in the hospital, Tony’s Mom, Dad, and Sister kept spiritual matters before him and he believed the Glorious Gospel which is the “power of God unto salvation” for Eternal Life.
Tony is survived by his beloved April Horton of 20 years; sons, Arizona Sky Holman (19), and Aunix Rain Holman (16) of the home; daughters, Kristen Marie Williams (22) of South Carolina and Tara Joy Hooper (21) of Ohio; grandchildren, Kyleigh and Cain; parents, Walter and Elaine Holman of Marshallville; Tony’s only little sister, Rachelle Holman of Marshallville; uncles and aunts, David (Andrea now deceased) Goodard Sr., Rose (Mark) Aspinall, LaVern (Randy) Anderson, JoAnn Hale, and Angie (Bob) Kompara; first cousins, David (Jill) Goodard Jr., Jason Goodard, Todd (Melinda) Goodard, Willy (Susan) Garvin, Tina (Alan) Garvin, Kristen (Joe now deceased) Vo, and Rachel (Chris) Russell.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, David and Julia Goodard of Marshallville and Walter and Marjorie Holman of Massillon.
In Tony’s sophomore year at Smithville High School he was a good punter for the Smithville football team, and he was known as “Rocket Man.” He was a Letterman on Smithville’s track and football teams.
He loved playing chess and especially Euchre with his family, including his grandparents, David and Julia Goodard. During his high school years he enjoyed playing Euchre with his high school friend, Molly (Brillhart) Edgell, and her grandparents, Walter and Ellen Brillhart (now deceased).
He loved working with clay in his high school years and drawing. In his childhood years and early teens, Tony loved to go out into the field behind the home of his parents to look for Indian arrow heads, and he actually found a few! He really enjoyed finding an arrow head, because he thought about the Indians who had walked the land before us. Tony loved to spend time in the great outdoors.
Tony was 18 years older than his little sister and would always make a point to visit her at their parent’s home. As his little sister, I never dreamed I would be part of writing my brother’s obituary.
He will be deeply missed by all those who loved him, forever.
“Therefore, since we have been Justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1
Family will notify family members of a remembrance service in the near future.
Auble Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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