Kirk M. Holiman
1941 – 2023
The service for Kirk Holiman of Edmond Oklahoma will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Southern Hills Christian Church with Reverend Rob Crawford officiating.
Kirk Holiman passed away on Tuesday July 4th, 2023 at his home in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was born in Oklahoma City on November 24, 1941. Kirk grew up in Oklahoma City and Stillwater. After graduating from highschool in Stillwater, he moved to Edmond to attend Central State College in 1962, where he met his wife, Constance Weidman, in swim class. They married in 1965 and moved to Makaha, Hawaii where they enjoyed island life for 3 years before relocating back to Edmond.
Kirk had a diverse career with stints as a math teacher, computer programer, and landlord before starting his own lawn maintenance business, which he continued with until he retired at age 75. Kirk was in the National Guard where he proudly served in Oklahoma and Hawaii.
He enjoyed climbing mountains in New Mexico, Hawaii, and Chile, fishing in the lakes of Oklahoma, swimming in the early hours of the morning, hiking with his daughter Stephanie, and golfing with his best friend Dan. He especially enjoyed his cabin in the mountains in Red River, New Mexico. He was a classical and old-country music fan, and enjoyed seeing live music of any kind. He was a champion of both of his daughters’ sports activities, musical endeavors, and storied careers.
Beyond all, Kirk loved laughter. He had a joke or a silly saying—a Kirkism— for everyone who crossed his path.
He’s preceded in death by his parents Margaret and Ernest Holiman, and his brother Roger Holiman.
Survivors include his wife Connie Holiman, daughters Maili and Stephanie Holiman, grandchildren Beatrice Blackwell and Gabriel Planet, son-in-laws Cameron Blackwell and Gonzalo Planet, brothers Randall and Norman Holiman, sister-in-law Debra Calhoun, and niece Ragina Holiman, plus numerous other relatives and many dear friends.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Kirk’s honor to Southern Hills Weekend Breakfast program.