Clarence A. Holt

Friday, August 28, 2015

Clarence A. Holt, age 89, of Walnut Ridge, former Manila area resident, died Thursday August 27, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born January 5, 1926 in Swifton, Arkansas to the late Clifford and Pearl Barnes Holt and moved to Manila with his family as a young boy. A 1944 graduate of Manila High School, he was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II and had lived in Doniphan, Missouri before settling in Walnut Ridge 21 years ago.

As a young man, he worked as an auto painter for General Motors and as a lineman for the former Ark-Mo Power Company. Clarence was a lifetime member of the VFW in Doniphan, Missouri and the Herman Davis American Legion Post # 197 in Manila. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janie Holt, a brother, Fred Holt, and a sister, Imarene Gardner.

Survivors include his companion of 21 years, Carylon Jones of Walnut Ridge;

Five sons, Phillip Holt and his wife, Kay of Etowah, Kerry Holt and his wife, Suka of Waynesville, Mo., Lyle Holt and his companion, Judy Traywick of Paragould, Chris Holt and his companion, Jana Little of Manila, Kent Holt and his wife, Brenda of Leachville;

One daughter, Kemberly Carey of Manila;

One step-son, Bobby Fletcher of Chesterfield, Mo.;

One brother, Billy Holt of Doniphan;

Nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:30 pm Sunday August 30, 2015 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Manila Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Saturday from 6-8 at the funeral home. Guest register