George Henry Holt
July 12, 1933 -
August 26, 2019

Visitation

August 30, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

August 31, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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15 Comments

  1. cindy & jo-ann & steve whorley

    judy , nikia , Debbie , wayne so sorry to hear of your dad and pappaw passing , I have known mr George and mrs frances holt almost 50 years when van and Debbie start dating we became friends I think the world of pappaw George and nannie holt and I love them both he will be missed we love y`all cindy & jo-ann & steve whorley

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  2. The Wells family....

    My condolences to the family Debbie Wayne and Judy I’ve gotten to know Mr Holt the last 6 years and he has always been a kind-hearted man and every time I’d asking how you been Mr Holt he would say broke and hungry that was always his saying I’m truly going to miss you Mr Holt you’ve been a good friend and a good landlord

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  3. Faye McNabb

    Growing up I knew George as a fellow farming friend of my Dads and hung around the Nashville Farmers Market with Wayne sometimes. I always saw Mr. George at the Lincoln County Fair each year and in the last few years I would see him at the American Legion dances on Saturday night. He was always a happy fellow and loved to joke with me. My prayers are with you Debra, Judy and Wayne

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  4. Roger Laster

    Mr Holt was a great man to the community and a great dad to his family
    So sorry for the family
    Mr Holt will surely be missed

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  5. Anita Hindmon

    Judy our hearts break for your loss, you have our prayers and condolences. Love Charles and Anita

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  6. Brenda Anderson

    So sorry for the loss of your Papa Nikia.. prayers for you whole family..

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  7. Cheri Hill

    I’m so sorry for your loss
    Love you’ll Judy, Debbie & Wayne
    Your in my Prayers!

    Reply
  8. Barbara Faulkner

    Mr. Holt obviously had a colorful life, filled with accomplishments. He was a regular at the American Legion dances … that’s how I came to know him.

    Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your loved one.

    Reply
  9. Rosemary Thompson

    So sorry for your lost. Sending love and hugs to the entire family. XX OO

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  10. Lavon Thompson

    So sorry for your loss prayers for the family ?

    Reply
  11. Lloyd & Brenda Watkins

    Judy, Lloyd and I are so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. We love you and pray God comfort flood all of his family .?❤️?

    Reply
  12. PAT DILLON

    My sincere condolences in the passing of George. He was a great friend to my brother David. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

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  13. Cathy and John

    So sorry to hear about your dad. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Let me know if we can do anything.

    Reply
  14. Lynn Brown

    Sorry to hear about your loss, prays to family

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  15. Jeff & Pam Towry

    Debbie and Nikia,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your dad and granddad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Reply

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15 Comments

  1. cindy & jo-ann & steve whorley

    judy , nikia , Debbie , wayne so sorry to hear of your dad and pappaw passing , I have known mr George and mrs frances holt almost 50 years when van and Debbie start dating we became friends I think the world of pappaw George and nannie holt and I love them both he will be missed we love y`all cindy & jo-ann & steve whorley

    Reply
  2. The Wells family....

    My condolences to the family Debbie Wayne and Judy I’ve gotten to know Mr Holt the last 6 years and he has always been a kind-hearted man and every time I’d asking how you been Mr Holt he would say broke and hungry that was always his saying I’m truly going to miss you Mr Holt you’ve been a good friend and a good landlord

    Reply
  3. Faye McNabb

    Growing up I knew George as a fellow farming friend of my Dads and hung around the Nashville Farmers Market with Wayne sometimes. I always saw Mr. George at the Lincoln County Fair each year and in the last few years I would see him at the American Legion dances on Saturday night. He was always a happy fellow and loved to joke with me. My prayers are with you Debra, Judy and Wayne

    Reply
  4. Roger Laster

    Mr Holt was a great man to the community and a great dad to his family
    So sorry for the family
    Mr Holt will surely be missed

    Reply
  5. Anita Hindmon

    Judy our hearts break for your loss, you have our prayers and condolences. Love Charles and Anita

    Reply
  6. Brenda Anderson

    So sorry for the loss of your Papa Nikia.. prayers for you whole family..

    Reply
  7. Cheri Hill

    I’m so sorry for your loss
    Love you’ll Judy, Debbie & Wayne
    Your in my Prayers!

    Reply
  8. Barbara Faulkner

    Mr. Holt obviously had a colorful life, filled with accomplishments. He was a regular at the American Legion dances … that’s how I came to know him.

    Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your loved one.

    Reply
  9. Rosemary Thompson

    So sorry for your lost. Sending love and hugs to the entire family. XX OO

    Reply
  10. Lavon Thompson

    So sorry for your loss prayers for the family ?

    Reply
  11. Lloyd & Brenda Watkins

    Judy, Lloyd and I are so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. We love you and pray God comfort flood all of his family .?❤️?

    Reply
  12. PAT DILLON

    My sincere condolences in the passing of George. He was a great friend to my brother David. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  13. Cathy and John

    So sorry to hear about your dad. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Let me know if we can do anything.

    Reply
  14. Lynn Brown

    Sorry to hear about your loss, prays to family

    Reply
  15. Jeff & Pam Towry

    Debbie and Nikia,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your dad and granddad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Reply

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