|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1924|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 2005|
HOLT, WILLIAM HENRY, of Louisville, passed away in the presence of his loving family on Monday, November 7, 2005, after battling a long illness. He was born in Arkansas City, AR,on September 15, 1924, and grew up in Memphis, TN. In the summer of 1942, he met the love of his life, Julia E. Phelps, whom he married on June 21, 1947. He was a member of VFW Dixie Post 220 and a veteran of World War II who served in the Atlantic on the Edward H. Allen, DE 531. He retired from Standard Gravure as a journeyman pressman after 35 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Julia; sister, Shirley Budde of Memphis; sisters-in-law, June Gulley Holt, Delores Phelps and Jan Phelps; brothers-in-law, Tom Phelps and Larry Phelps; sons, William Henry Jr., Paul Douglas and Robert Lee Holt; daughter, Patricia Lee Green; favorite son-in-law, James D. Green; favorite daughter-in-law, Marina Catherine Holt; favorite grandchildren, Matthew and Arianne Holt; and a grand-dog, Diablo. "Uncle Henry" was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. "He wore out several Santa suits playing the role for numerous children who enjoyed the Christmas Eve visits. All of his family, and his many friends, shall miss him greatly." At his request, there will be no public service. He chose to celebrate life, not statistics. Donations in his name to the Crusade for Children (where he volunteered for some fifty years) would be gratefully appreciated. Please, no flowers, although letters detailing your experience with Henry would be treasured by the family. Among his last words: "Go Vols!" and "Go Cards!"
Published in The Courier-Journal on 11/9/2005.
Created by: Roger Gleitz
Record added: Nov 09, 2006
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