MITCHELL Elder Harry R. Holt, 88, Mitchell, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2011, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born September 5, 1922, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Martin VanBuren and Lucinda (Pemberton) Holt. He married Christina Brummett June 12, 1946, and she preceded him in death September 10, 1999.
He founded the Church of Jesus Christ in 1959 and served as Elder until 1995. He had been employed at Russell Trucking Company and Jefferson Trucking Company. He enjoyed antiquing.
Harry was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of four bronze stars.
Rita Mires, Mitchell
Vickie Brown and husband, Elvis, Mitchell
Ramona Swango and Tammy Jo Sample
5 great grandchildren
3 great great grandchildren
His parents; wife; son, Jackie Lee Holt; grandson, Charles Robert Sample; brothers, Ernest, Virgil, and Menlo Holt; sisters, Sylvia Tincher and Goldie Milligan; and son-in-law, Frank Mires, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ, 205 West Warren Street, Mitchell, with Elder Homer Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.
Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.