|James M. Holton, age 55, of Smyrna died Wednesday. He was a native of Davidson County and the son of the late William J. and Joy Rita Wallace Holton. Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday at the Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna with Raynell Dyer officiating.
He is survived by his wife Deborah Holton; a daughter Christmas Anne (Donald) Wakefield, LaVergne; sons William "Bill" Collier Holton, Chattanooga and Christopher Shawn Holton, Smyrna; sisters Janice (John) Hartman, Smyrna and Shelia (Larry) Howell, Nashville; brothers Charles (Betty) Holton, Smyrna and Carl Stevens Jr., Mt. Juliet; grandchildren Kristen, Dustin, and Elizabeth Wakefield, Anara Holton.
Mr. Holton was a parts editor for the Lilly Company, a graduate of Central High School in Nashville, and was a US Marine Corps veteran. The family requests memorials may be made to the James M. Holton Marine Memorial Fund at any First Tennessee Bank location. Visitation with the family will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. 615-459-3254. www.woodfinchapel.com