Leonard “Hawk” Holcomb, Jr

Leonard “Hawk” Holcomb, Jr

Birth
Mill Creek, Johnston County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 16 Apr 2009 (aged 83)
Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row G, Lot 48 Lower, Site 1
Memorial ID 67325088 · View Source
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U.S. Navy, WT2 WWII

Obituary

Leonard "Hawk" Holcomb Jr., 83, of Romney, W.Va died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at his residence.

Born Oct. 14, 1925, in Mill Creek, Okla., he was the son of the late Leonard and Mabel (Moss) Holcomb Sr.

Mr. Holcomb retired as senior fuel and ash foreman from Potomac Edison Power Plant in Dickerson, Md., after 39 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II as a watertender 2C SV6 on the USS Frement.

He was a member of the VFW Wappocomo Post 1101 and the American Legion Hampshire Post 91 of Romney. Mr. Holcomb was a lifetime member of the Masons Columbia Lodge 285 AF&AM of Arlington, Va.

Mr. Holcomb is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen Esther (Burgess) Holcomb; one son, Michael Lee Holcomb of Frederick, Md.; four daughters, Jo Ann Brooks of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Judy Mae Holcomb-Chavez of Arlington, Va., Toby Rae Rhodes of Frederick and Carolyn L. Counsellor of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two brothers, James Holcomb of Reno, Nev. and Edgar Holcomb of Avon, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Joy and Kenny Brooks, Tracy Moore, Curtis and Chad Fisk, Katie, Kristen, Nikki, and Josh Holcomb; four great-grandchildren, Dakota Harrison, Chance Moore, and Cierra and Chase Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney.

Mr. Holcomb will be taken to Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, Md., where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. A Masonic service will take place at that time.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, with Preacher Paul Rennick officiating. Burial will be at the Monocacy Cemetery in Barnesville, with military graveside rites.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Shaffer Funeral Home Inc. in Romney and Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville.


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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 23 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 67325088
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard “Hawk” Holcomb, Jr (14 Oct 1925–16 Apr 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 67325088, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .