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John David Holt

February 20, 1942 - November 24, 2016

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John David Holt passed away on November 24, 2016 at the Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas. He was born on February 20, 1942 in Brownwood, Texas to W.M. Holt and Ella Clark Holt. John David attended school in May, Texas and graduated in 1960.
He entered the U.S. Army after graduation and retired after 20 years of service. John David was a Vietnam veteran, who was proud of his service to his country. His first assignment was to Germany and the last was to Ft. Hood.
John David's next career was with...

John David Holt passed away on November 24, 2016 at the Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas. He was born on February 20, 1942 in Brownwood, Texas to W.M. Holt and Ella Clark Holt. John David attended school in May, Texas and graduated in 1960.
He entered the U.S. Army after graduation and retired after 20 years of service. John David was a Vietnam veteran, who was proud of his service to his country. His first assignment was to Germany and the last was to Ft. Hood.
John David's next career was with Texas Youth Commission and Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He retired in 2004 from state service at the John Middleton Unit in Abilene, Texas.
John David moved to Ballinger, Texas in 2007 and went to work for the City of Ballinger in 2008.
He was known around town as the guy on the red Honda Rukus. He rode his Rukus every day that the weather permitted. John David started the Southern Cruisers Riding Club in Abilene and was a member of the West Texas Harley Group. The friendships with other riders will not be forgotten. Live to Ride and Ride to Live
John David is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mack Jr., and Bob; and son John Jr. Survivors include companion of the last 17 years Jolene McBurney and son, Tyler McBurney, brother, Marvin Holt and Glenna; daughters Linda and Brad VerMeer, Amy and Greg Myers, and Laura and Ernie Gumban; nephews, Gary Holt and Tricia and Wayne Holt and Debbie; extended family, Paul and Melody McBurney, James McBurney, Leeann Barnes, Louise and Ronny Sumners, Robin and Jonathan Burgess, Goldia Kilpatrick, and Jo Jones; 20 grandchildren,17 great-grandchildren; 1great-great-grandchild and the family of FUMC Ballinger.
The family requests that you not send flowers. Please make donations to your favorite charity in John David Holt's name.