Gerald Holt, age 86 of Newport, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his home.
Gerald loved people… and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He retired from a career at Berkline, where he worked for 28 years with perfect attendance. An avid outdoorsman, Gerald loved to fish and squirrel hunt. He was also an accomplished woodworker and craftsman, and model car hobbyist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Cecil “Hussy” & Idabelle Holt; sisters, Janice & Lorraine; and brother, Wilford.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years, Elizabeth Johnson Holt; children, Mary (Robert) Moore, Dale (Faith) Holt, & Donna (Rodney) Fox; grandchildren, Josh (India), Zachary (Brittany), & Samuel (Corrie) Holt, Samantha (Tony) Collins, Emilee & Colten Fox; great-grandchildren, Stetson & Asher Holt; brother, Buddy (Margaret) Holt; nephew, Joseph Holt; and countless friends.
Gerald’s dear friends, Mike Elkins & Randy Brooks, will officiate over a funeral service at 7PM Friday, October 15, 2021 at Brown Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5PM to 7PM prior to the service. Burial will take place at 10AM Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Bybee. Pallbearers will be Josh, Zachary, & Samuel Holt, Jeff Smith, Donnie Stepp, Travis Dawson, & Robert Moore (honorary)
In recognition of the ongoing pandemic, face coverings and social distancing are encouraged (optional) for those in attendance. Family & friends may also offer condolences online at www.brownfuneralhomenewport.com
Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Holt family.
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