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W.D. Holcomb

November 1, 1942 — May 4, 2023


W.D. Holcomb, 80, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Riverplace Nursing Center in Amory.  He was born on November 1, 1942 in Itawamba County to Woodrow Wilson and Ruby Johnson Holcomb.  WD grew up in Smithville and later earned an electrical degree from Itawamba Junior College.  He married the former Joyce Griffin on July 3, 1961 and for many years, he worked in maintenance for ITT Engineered Valves before retiring in 1998.  Following retirement, he entered the used car business.  Later, he accomplished a lifelong ambition learning to drive an 18 wheeler.  WD was never one to stay still and he was a jack of all trades.  He liked to fish, hunt, camp, and tinker with old cars.  With his musical inclination, he often sang with his brother and in the church choir at Smithville Baptist Church where he was a devoted member.  


Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Drew Gardner officiating.  Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery near the Fairview Community.  


In addition to his wife of 61 years, Joyce Holcomb, he is survived by one son, Tim Holcomb (Kim) of Amory; one daughter, Sharmon Christian (Wayne) of Amory; 2 brothers, Charles Holcomb (Joyce) of Becker and Richard Holcomb (Lesa) of Smithville; one sister, Betty Tucker (Ed) of Smithville; and sister-in-law, Christine Holcomb of Fairview; grandchildren, Lucas Culver (Amber), Drew Holcomb (Cat), Evan Holcomb (Morgan), Noah Holcomb (Lauren), Cheree Holcomb, and Angel Christian; great grandchildren, Macayla and Nikki Holcomb, Harper and Chloe Holcomb, and Camden and Mattie Kay Culver; and numerous nieces and nephews.  


He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Dale Holcomb; and a great granddaughter, Kenley Ruth Culver.


Pallbearers will be Lucas Culver, Drew Holcomb, Evan Holcomb, Noah Holcomb, Ed Tucker, and Bobby Johnson.


Visitation will be on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.


Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.



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