Dr. Loyd Bruce Holman

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Dr. Loyd Bruce Holman, 82, of Roach, Mo., died April 24, 2021, after a courageous fight with Parkinsonís disease.

He is survived by his brother, Dave; his wife, Barbara; his son, Alex and daughter-in-law Emily, and two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Dr. Holman held a PhD in fine arts, and before retirement was a tenured professor teaching drawing, painting and photography at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.

He was also a filmmaker, a cartoonist, an author, a woodworker, a scout master, a weightlifter, a pilot, a lover of animals, a tinkerer, and a builder of things. Bruce loved the experience and adventure of travel, having shot documentary films in India, photographed Prague during the Soviet occupation, and eaten fresh pineapples on a deserted beach on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. Of all things though, Bruce loved sharing his experiences and knowledge; at his heart he was a storyteller and a teacher.

He will live on through the people who walked beside him in the moment, those who enjoyed the tales of the adventure, and those who were inspired to seek their own path by his mindful lessons. He will be honored in a private ceremony, and his ashes scattered in a meaningful location.

Please visit Remembering Bruce: https://www.thefinegameofnil.com/rememberingbruce/