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George J. Holcomb

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George J. Holcomb

GIBSONBURG: George J. Holcomb, 80, passed away at his rural Gibsonburg home on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Born in Scott Township on November 11, 1932, George was a son to the now deceased David and Lucille (Smith) Holcomb. He graduated from Gibsonburg High School in 1952 and later joined the Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

George worked at the former Ohio Lime Stone Company in Woodville for over 26 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibsonburg, the Gibsonburg Post of the American Legion, a former member of the United Steelworkers' Union and a former worker at the Mansfield Speedway. He was known to be a history buff and enjoyed tinkering with outdoor projects. He also was a regular at the Rollersville-Helena School Group Reunions.

In 1973 he married Linda Fox at Zion Lutheran. She survives; also surviving are children Danny (Evie) of Citrus Springs, FL, Luanne Riggs of Lake City, FL, Melody (Roger) Holding of Crystal River, FL, Michelle (Jerry) Ketcham and Heather (Craig) Rubel all of Gibsonburg; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and siblings David and Richard Holcomb of Gibsonburg, Michael (Marcia) of Riverview, FL and John of Gibsonburg.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy; and siblings Merle and William.

Funeral services will be on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m., at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibsonburg where his body will lie in state for an hour prior to the services. Rev. Blair Miller will officiate. Friends and family will be welcomed at the Herman-Kinn-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Sunday, Sept. 8, 1-5 p.m. Burial with military rites will be at West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the care of his family or the Zion Lutheran Church.

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Published in the News-Messenger on Sept. 6, 2013
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