Eugene B. Holzclaw
Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Holtzclaw will be 2:00 PM Friday, January 17, 2014 at East Side Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Royce Addis, and Rev. Dr. Rick Lee. Burial will be at Liberty Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Liberty Mortuary.
Eugene Branan "Gene" Holtzclaw, 66, of 123 Meadow View Lane, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family and mortuary staff. Born in Summerville, he was a son of the late James T. Holtzclaw and Frances Branan Cannon.
He graduated from Greer High School, attended Gardner Webb College, and was a 1988 Graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science. He was a licensed funeral director since 1971 and was owner of Liberty Mortuary, Inc.
Gene was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he served in Saigon.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Pat Newton Holtzclaw of the home; a son, Brad Holtzclaw and his wife Christina of Liberty; two grandchildren, Madison and Connor Holtzclaw; two aunts, Mildred Van Patten and Lucile Campbell both of Greer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his father and mother in law, Peter Jack and Ethell Rogers Newton.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pickens County Meals On Wheels, PO Box 184, Easley SC 29641.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to his nurses from Providence Care Hospice, Pam, Alexia, and Kayla, for all of their kind love and support during this time.
The family will be at the home. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.
30 South Palmetto Street Liberty, SC 29657
Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 16, 2014