Funeral service for Mr. George Henry Holt, age 86, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home with Tony Hardiman speaking. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery next to his wife, Frances LaVergne Holt.
George was born on July 12, 1933 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Willie Clifton and Lucille Bradford Holt. He worked as a produce and row crop farmer. George then moved to Peoria, IL and worked as an assembler with Caterpillar. After moving back to TN, Mr. Holt was a School Bus Driver with the Lincoln County School Systems. He also was a supervisor with SPACO, where he helped develop the Astronaut air ventilation system for their suits, and wheel chairs for paraplegics. George worked full-time as a farmer then drove truck for TN Steel Haulers. Mr. Holt enjoyed Gardening, Hunting, fishing, making wine, and restoring Mustangs. George attended the Kirkland Baptist Church. Mr. Holt passed away on August 26, 2019 at his residence.
Survivors include his children, George Wayne Holt of Adamsville, TN, Debra Jo Holt of Fayetteville, TN and Judy Ann Holt (Mike) Prather of Selmer, TN; lady friend, Joan Hardiman of Camargo; grandchildren, Michael (Shannon) Holt, Jeffrey Holt, Nikia (Dusty) McCormick; great-grandchildren, Josh, Taylor and Teagan Holt and Luke and Kynlee McCormick; four step-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Clyde (Phyllis) Holt, Jerry (Patricia) Holt, David (Billie Jo) Holt, Earnest (Vicky) Holt, Roy Lee (Betty Jo) Holt, Ray (Joanne) Holt, and Marie (Richard) Buntley. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Holt; a sister, Mamie Sue Moore; and infant twin siblings.
Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home on Friday, August 30, 2019. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. George Henry Holt.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, 207 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388, the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231, or National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.