Marvin Holcomb

Marvin Holcomb

Sunday, July 23rd, 1939 - Monday, August 24th, 2020
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The family of Marvin Holcomb hopes that you will join them to celebrate Daddy’s life on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the New York Baptist Church with Bro. Olen Boles and Bro. Danny Bristow officiating. A private burial for immediate family will follow at the New York Cemetery.

To the friends and family of Marvin Holcomb, we would like to honor our father by sharing a few things about the man he was and the legacy he left. Marvin was born July 23, 1939 to Marshall Pink and Addie Mae Holcomb in Tennessee Colony. He grew up on a farm near Bradford where he learned to farm peanuts, watermelons, raise hogs and cattle. He attended LaPoynor High School where he played basketball, sang in the choir, drove a school bus his senior year and met his lifelong sweetheart, Rosemary Bristow. Shortly after graduation in 1957, they married and started their 63 year journey together. His first job was in Dallas at Proctor and Gamble. They soon returned to East Texas and purchased the New York Store which they owned for 14 years. While a store owner, he began to carry the mail out of the LaRue post office. He traveled the roads in the LaRue/New York area for 35 years delivering mail. After retiring in 1995, he began his life as a full-time rancher south of LaRue. We have many, many interesting tales of working cattle and living daily life with Daddy as he somehow made work fun. Daddy served on the Henderson County Memorial Hospital Board, Henderson County Appraisal Board, LaPoynor ISD Board of Trustees and on the Board of the First State Bank of Brownsboro for over 40 years. He served as the minister of music at the New York Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Flint and Highland Park Baptist Church in Kilgore. Their motto was “you can never out give the Lord”. From humble beginnings, Deeda and GG worked very hard and their generosity has touched many lives. Grand Dad was a hard-working, loyal, faithful man of God. We think of him as a Godly man who loved his family unconditionally.

Mr. Holcomb was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Glen “Shorty” Holcomb and his son-in-law Mark Mills.

Mom and Dad share Gods blessings with their 6 children and their families – Matt, Kim and Addison; Bubba, Bettie, Dustin, Jeremy, Cortney, Avery, Kinlee, Casey and Camden; Marsha, Daniel, Landon, Josh, Caroline, Lincoln, Ali, Cherith, Scotty, Madison and Luke; Shannon, Kyle, Judson and Jarrett; Jonathan, Laci, Owen and Grayson; Susan, Bo and Duke; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Linda; sister-in-law, Glenda Holcomb and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Hannigan Funeral Home in Athens on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. For health reasons, the family will not be present at the visitation.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the New York Cemetery.

Services are entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.

We miss him so much already.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 11:00am
    New York Baptist Church
    6106 County Road 4334
    LARUE, TX 75770
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    Bro. Olen Boles
    Bro. Danny Bristow
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 |
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020
    New York Cemetery
    FM 607
    LARUE, TX 75770
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We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all. Love, Tommy and Sheryl

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Bill & Rhonda Westbrook

Posted at 05:33pm
Words cannot express the relationship that our families have had through the years. Lots of community interactions, plenty of good music, and just "deep down" good friends. Our condolences to Rose and family and we'll all remember the good times.

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Clara Edwards

Posted at 03:09pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Marvin was one of the finest and godliest men I've ever known. He will be missed by many. May you find comfort and peace in the Lord. Love, Clara and Billy Joe Edwards

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