The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


July 5, 2014

Gary Holt

GREENVILLE — Gary Ray Holt was born March 15, 1947, in his family’s home in Trenton. He departed this life June 26, 2014, at his home in Leonard in the arms of his family.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Burr and Oneta Rodgers Holt, and his brother, Joe Holt.  

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Dee) Spangler Holt of Leonard; two children, Greg Holt of Paris, Texas, and Desiray Holt of Trenton; three stepchildren, Tamara Zimmer of Trenton, Mikal Moore of Kansas City, Mo., and Tommy Moore of Greenville; his sister and brother-in-law, Brenda Holt and Leal Knight of Saginaw; five grandchildren, Scott Holt, Clay Butler, Cody Butler, Dakota Connelly, and Kaylee Orozco; one great-grandchild, Connor Holt; six stepgrandchildren, Cameron Moore and wife Emily, Gavin Moore, Garrett Moore, Lane Moore, Jenna Moore and Jeremy Zimmer; one stepgreat-grandchild, Annabelle Rose Moore; aunts Lucille Reed, Jewell Chesser, and  Bobbie Jean Rodgers; one uncle, Bobby J. Rodgers and wife Addy;  and two nieces, Karie Myers and Jennifer Holt Bennett; three nephews, Keenan and Wesley Knight, and Joel Holt; several cousins and many friends who will miss him very much. He also had a large extended family on his wife’s side who loved him very much and helped care for him any time they were needed in the last few years.

Gary grew up in Trenton and graduated from Trenton High School in 1965. He worked at various jobs until he went into the U.S. Air Force and served from 1972 to 1976. He made “railroading” his life’s work. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 28 years and retired early due to ill health in 2006. He was an engineer at the time of his retirement. He was active in sports throughout his life and loved all kinds of sports. He enjoyed talking about sports, watching them on TV and listening to games on the radio with his wife, Dee. He also, loved to fish and play cards, but what he loved most besides his family was his little dog, Cadee Bug and she will be lost without him. He was much loved by his family and friends and a bright spot has gone out of their lives.

His family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Gina Rushing and her staff for all their assistance in his health care the past few years. Dr. Rushing always took the time to listen and explain everything Gary wanted to know; and the trust he had in her was immeasurable. Also, no words can express how grateful his family is to Dr. Ellington and the DaVita Dialysis clinic in Greenville. Gary loved the staff and made many friends there over the last four years. Gary’s health declined in June and Hospice Plus in Greenville made it possible for Gary to spend his last days at home with his family. They anticipated all Gary’s needs and met them with kind and gentle care.  They not only took care of Gary’s physical needs but provided emotional and spiritual support for the whole family. The family will be forever grateful to Dr. Thurmond and the wonderful staff of Hospice Plus. God bless all our friends and loved ones for all of the food, flowers, calls and visits, but most of all for all the prayers.

A family and friend’s “Remembrance  Night” is scheduled July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Turrentine Jackson & Morrow Funeral Home in Leonard.

A graveside service will be conducted by Lyn Holly, chaplain for Hospice Plus on July 12 at 10 a.m. at Burns Cemetery in Trenton.

Visit and sign a guest book at  

Text Only
  • John Randolph

    John C. Randolph, 82, of Greenville, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at his residence.

    July 26, 2014

  • Reginald Martin

    Reginald Zan Martin “Reggie,” 81, did it his way. He passed away July 22, 2014, with the help of God, after a stroke suffered on July 6.

    July 25, 2014

  • Michael Matthews

    Michael Ray Matthews was born June 21, 1945, at Los Angeles, Calif., to Cecil Hugh Matthews and Mary Evelyn Sherrell.

    July 24, 2014

  • Reginald Martin

    Reginald Zan Martin “Reggie,” 81, did it his way. He passed away July 22, 2014, with the help of God, after a stroke suffered on July 6.

    July 24, 2014

  • Robbie Jackson

    July 24, 2014

  • Raymond Franklin

    Raymond Franklin, 73, of Greenville passed away July 15, 2014, in Arlington.

    July 24, 2014

  • Claudia Anderson

    Claudia Ruth Anderson, 65, of Greenville died July 19, 2014, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

    July 24, 2014

  • Pamela Ferguson

    Pamela Jane Ferguson, 45, of Greenville died at her home July 22, 2014. 

    July 23, 2014

  • Velma Harris

    Velma Faye Harris, 87, of Garland passed away July 21, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Robert Younger

    Robert Carroll Younger, 86, of Greenville passed away July 20, 2014, in Greenville.

    July 22, 2014

Featured Ads

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Must Read

See more photos and purchase prints here.

AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide