|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1937|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 2005|
Donald R. Holtzclaw, 68, of Amarillo died Sunday Sept. 25, 2005.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Howard Batson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Military rites will be by the Veterans Foreign Wars Post No. 430.
Mr. Holtzclaw was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Goodnight to John Daniel and Afton Holtzclaw. Graduating from Dumas High School in 1956, he earned a bachelor of science degree and then a master's degree in counseling from West Texas State University in Canyon. Donald married Jessie Grace Wilkins on Aug. 22, 1959, in Canyon, and they moved to Amarillo that year.
Donald was employed by the Amarillo Independent School District for 33 years, 20 of those as a counselor at Bonham. He officiated football for 33 years and basketball for a number of years, he also taught behind-the-wheel drivers education for over 40 years. He was an avid golfer.
Donald was a member and served as deacon at First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Greg, in 1967.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Debbie Holtzclaw of Amarillo; a son, J. D. Holtzclaw of Ozark, Mo., a brother, Doug Holtzclaw of Goldwaite; and six grandchildren, Chipper. Austin, Ashlynne, Addisson, Autumn and Aimee.
The family suggests memorials be to the Greg Holtzclaw Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79101.
The family will be at 4515 Princeton St.
Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 27, 2005
J D Holtzclaw (1913 - 2002)
Millie Afton Husk Holtzclaw (1915 - 1992)
Gregory Don Holtzclaw (1964 - 1968)*
SSG US ARMY
Plot: Section GPM Lot 55 Space 1
Created by: Walter Dunn
Record added: Dec 01, 2007
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