Carl Thomas Holt, 87, of Siler City passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Mr. Holt was a native of Chatham County, born March 9, 1933, the son of Newby and Carrie Lee Johnson Holt.
Carl was a Navy Veteran, serving as a 3rd Class Petty Officer in the Korean war, and spent the rest of his years as the owner/operator of Holt Upholstery and Co-Owner of Holt's Interiors. He was the Rives Chapel Choir director for 40 years, a Deacon of the church, and Co-founder and organizer of the Annual Rives Chapel Church Golf Tournament. Carl loved God and his church. He enjoyed spending his time playing golf and listening to Gospel or old country music. Carl loved singing and playing his guitar. In addition to his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his brothers; Mack, Jack, Robert "Kitten", Larry "Pinto", David and Lewis Holt, and sister; Thelma Holt Pickard.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Rosemary Gordon Holt, daughter; Tammy Holt Hancock and husband Randy of Siler City, sisters; Jeannie Holt Lanier and husband Jerry of Emerald Isle, Margaret Holt Dowd and husband Clyde of Siler City, Carol Holt Burke and husband Wilson of Asheboro, and Eleanor Holt Hawkins of Asheboro, brother; Bryce Holt of Siler City, and grandchildren; Heather Hancock, and Tara Johns and husband David.
Memorials may be made to the Rives Chapel Church Cemetery Fund, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 30, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 AM at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Rd., Siler City, NC. A graveside service with Military Rites will follow at 11:00 AM with Dr. Tripp Foltz and Rev. Wesley Thomas officiating.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the Holt family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com