Shirley Jean Holben, age 73 of LaFollette, departed this life on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Cumberland Village Nursing Home. She was born on September 15, 1949 to the late Leonard and Eleanor (Wagner) Willis. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Frederick Holben Sr.; brother Robert Kiehl; great- grandchild Damion Seals; and grandson-in-law Dustyn Seals.

She is survived by her son Frederick Holben II and Trina of Jacksboro; daughters Tracey Lay and Wayne of Jacksboro, Kelly Holben of Rocky Top, Mandy Holben of Jacksboro, and Talleha Harley and Marcus of Oak Ridge; brothers Leonard Willis of Toledo, OH, Kenneth Willis and Terrie of Toledo, OH, and Jerry Willis of California; sister Linda Pratt of California; grandchildren Claira Holben, Savannah Robinson, Jordin and Michael Melton, Karsin Seals, and Raymond Holben; great grandchildren Kylee Bolton, Khloe Melton, Kinsley Melton, Jordyn Smith, Jace Seals, Noah Clear, Marcus and Echo Harley, and one on the way; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. 

The family has entrusted the care of Shirley Jean Holben to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most.”

Shirley’s guest book may be viewed at