Henry Leon HoltFebruary 9, 1935 ~ June 9, 2017 (age 82)
HOLT, Henry Leon, Husband, Father, Grandfather, was born February 9, 1935 in Knoxville, TN to the late Henry Holt and Sarah Holt-Greene. He was a celebrated semi-pro golfer and bowler for which he has received numerous trophies.
In his earlier years, Leon became a member of True Holy Church, the House of Prayer for all People under the leadership of the late Bishop S. L. Henry. In 1952, he joined the United States Army where he served four years. He later became a professional truck driver for the City of Dayton, retiring after 35 years.
Leon rededicated his life to the Lord in 2015 and attended Ephphatha New Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Ronald A. Hoard. As an avid gardener, he sent his first fruits to the church each year.
Preceded in death by his parents, sister, Cara Johnson, brothers, Marvin and Willie Holt, nephew, Darrell Booker, niece, Lakeisha Holt.
Leon will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Doris Lula Holt; He leaves to cherish his memories children, Rita Martin, James Holman, Deborah Coleman (John), Leone Harris (Zack) and Lisa Patterson; honorary son, Robert Stephens; honorary daughter, Anita Brunson; brothers, David (Lila) and John (Loretta) Holt; sisters, Marcie, Anne, Loretta and Emma; three foster children, 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 10 am Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Apostle Ronald A. Hoard officiating. Interment Dayton National Cemetery. Visitation 8:30 am until time of service. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service.