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John Dewey Holt

November 13, 1935 — December 22, 2022

John “Dewey” Holt, 87, of Pleasant Garden passed away at his home on Thursday, December 22, 2022.

He was born on November 13, 1935 to John Henry and Ruby Edwards Holt. He was originally from Lillington, NC then moved to Liberty. He was a graduate of Liberty High School, Class of 1954. He also attended NC State University and served in the National Guard.

Dewey was a faithful member of Jamestown United Methodist Church for many years, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, Stephen Minister and participated in several bible studies. He loved to fish, hunt and camp/travel with his family and friends. Following in his father’s footsteps, he worked as an electrician for all his life. He worked for Bryant Electric for 26 years then worked for TCD (Traffic Control Devices) where he retired from after 24 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 60 years, Rachel “Tootie” Holt and his K-9 companion, Sir Watford, aka-Wally.

Dewey is survived by his son John Holt (Christie), and granddaughter Allyson Holt.

The family will hold a memorial service on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11am at Jamestown United Methodist Church, 403 E. Main St, Jamestown with Rev. Jim Watford officiating. Ennichement will be in Jamestown UMC Columbarium, Jamestown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dewey’s memory to Jamestown UMC or Hospice of Randolph County. 

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

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403 E Main St, Jamestown, NC 27282

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