Monday, September 15, 2008

John William Holt, Sr.,”Willie”

Here's the obituary of my mother's brother who passed away suddenly in Charleston. He was buried in the Jerry family area at New Prospect Baptist Church in Laurens, SC. I was thankful to hear that he had received the Lord about eight months before his death.

My heart goes out to my cousins Angie and John.

This picture is a recent one.

I reproduce the obituary here because it will be taken down in a few weeks.

September 13, 2008

John William Holt, Sr.,”Willie”, 61, of 3138 Burnt Mill Creek Rd., Laurens, SC, passed away Friday, September 12, 2008, at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.

Born in Laurens County, he was the son of the late H.L. and Etolia Jerry Holt. Mr. Holt served with the National Guard and was a cowboy having worked on a cattle ranch. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church in Laurens and attended Northwood Assembly of North Charleston.

Surviving are his son, John W. Holt, Jr. and wife, Kisha of Gray Court; daughter, Angelia Grech and husband, Joe of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren, Stetson Lee Holt, Elizabeth Rose Grech, Emma Katherine Grech, Justus Wyatt Holt, Joseph Henry Grech and Piper Grace Holt; and a sister, Sandra H. Brooks of Clinton.

Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, September 14, 2008, at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. James K. Hamilton.

Memorials may be made to SC Home of the Deaf & Blind, “Halter Program” 355 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302-4699.

The family will be at 178 Hope Road, Gray Court and will receive friends after the graveside service.