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Holt, Jimmy W.

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April 16, 1934 - September 19, 2014

Holt, Jimmy W.

Jimmy Wayne “J.W.” Holt, 80, of Carthage, TX, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September19, 2014 in Dallas, TX. Mr.

Holt was born in Henderson, TX on April 16, 1934. He moved to Carthage in 1946, at the age of 12. Having made Carthage his home for the next 67 years, he was proud to be a Panola Countian.  Mr. Holt was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman, and hunter. He was extremely talented with his hands, particularly with construction projects. He possessed a wry, dry sense of humor. Although, timid and shy by nature, he would talk your ear off when discussing world political events. He was a life-long Republican and member of the NRA. He was an avid weather watcher.  J.W. graduated from Carthage High School in 1953. He then had a long career working for his father, O.L. Holt, in his Construction Company. He was also employed by United Gas Pipeline Company for many years. Mr. Holt was a proud member of Southside Baptist Church in Carthage.

He was preceded in death by his father, O.L. Holt; his mother, Willie Mae Holt; his sister, Fay Fowler, and his wife, Linda Kay Holt. He is survived by his son, Kip Holt of Dallas, TX; his brother & sister-in-law, Onie Holt, Jr & Mary Nell Holt of Gladewater, TX; brother-in-law, Andy Fowler, of Crockett, TX; and numerous nephews & a beloved niece.

A Memorial Service in Celebration of Mr. Holt’s Life will be held at Southside Baptist Church on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., with Rev Kirby Hill officiating. A Private Ceremony to Sprinkle his ashes will be held immediately after. The Family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, words of support, encouragement and comfort during Mr. Holt’s long illness.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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Toni Newton

October 23, 2014 12:40PM

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kip. Even though it's been years since we all lived on Halsey street, I still think of you when I come down the street and it will always be the "Holt's" house. God Bless you.
Toni Newton


Kathy Gollmitzer

October 14, 2014 6:46PM

I really miss Bro. Jimmy. I recently moved out of state and was unable to attend his service. Bro. Jimmy was my training union teacher when I was in high school. He and his wife were very involved with the youth at Southside Baptist Church for many years. I have so many fond memories of him. I loved to laugh and joke with him. He would always take the time to talk to me throughout the years. He was a hard worker who helped to build our present church building, and he went on a few mission trips where he used his construction talents in service to the Lord. Bro. Jimmy was a fine man, and I was blessed to know him for many years as a teacher, Christian brother, and friend. Kip, please accept my sincerest sympathies and know that your father was loved by me.


David White

October 10, 2014 11:57AM

My deepest sympathies to the family. I have know. Brother jimmy for many years, he was like a brother to me. You will be greatly missed. I will always remember all the fun times we shared together.


Meko Kelley-Cherry

October 09, 2014 3:47PM

Kip, Please know that your in my thoughts and prayers.


Kerry Wilson

October 08, 2014 2:37PM

So sorry Kip for your lost.

Tiny, Debbie, Kerry and Johnathan Wilson


Sam Fowler

October 07, 2014 7:12PM

Jimmy was a Fine person. Him & I ran around together in the 50s. He was always a close Friend of Mine. Sorry about his passing. Sam & Helen Fowler