James Lee Holt of Commerce died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after an illness. He was 71.

Mr. Holt was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Richmond, Ind., to Delbert and Mable (Snyder) Holt. He lived in the Commerce area all of his life.

He worked at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami.

Survivors include one son, Tim Holt of Commerce; one sister, Myrt Schaffer of Commerce, and one grandson, Jason Ryan Holt of Baxter Springs, Kan.

The family will conduct services at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.