Robert Edward "Ed" Holcomb
1958 - 2020
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Robert Edward "Ed" Holcomb

Wichita Falls - On November 17, 2020, Robert Edward Holcomb heard his Savior, Jesus Christ say, "Well done my good and faithful servant!" Ed, also known as a beloved husband, father, brother, friend, Pop E, Uncle E, Eddie and Big Ed, was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on June 13, 1958, to Robert Bradley and Dorothy Mae (Guel) Holcomb.

Ed spent his entire life making Wichita Falls a better place to live. He graduated from S. H. Rider High School in 1976, where he met his best friend and the love of his life Denise Griffin. Ed and Denise married on October 2, 1976. Ed and Denise had and raised two, wonderful sons, Brian and Justin Holcomb. They also raised their nieces, Samantha and Lindsey Holcomb, upon the untimely death of their parents.

Because of his faithfulness, God blessed and prospered all the work of Ed's hands. He was a board member and past President of the North Texas Home Builders Association. He was a deacon at Colonial Baptist Church. Ed was on the board and built houses for Habitat for Humanity. Ed worked at Certainteed for 25 years before his retirement. He began Harmon & Holcomb Homes, a home construction business, with his life-long friend John Harmon in 2004. Ed was a master plumber; he had his HVAC and journeyman's electrical license. Ed's goal was to be better than he was the day before, never settling for mediocrity. He pushed everyone around him to do the same, and we are all better people because of Ed.

It is nearly impossible to put into words the kindness and grace that Ed exuded. If he heard of someone in need, he was quick to help. Ed believed in helping those who helped themselves, a biblical principle. Ed helped to build countless homes for people in need. He donated his time and money, and when he asked others to help, they were quick to lend a hand knowing that any project Ed was a part of would be done at the highest and best level. Ed had eyes of grace when looking at people. He always saw the best in everyone, even in those that tried hard to hide their good qualities. It is impossible to know all of the lives that were touched by Ed or to grasp the significance of how he changed the world for the better.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Beverly Holcomb; his brother Richard Holcomb; and his sister Helen Holcomb.

Eddie is survived by his wife of 44 years, Denise; his son Brian and partner Bill of Wichita Falls and their son Ian; his son Justin and wife Ashlee of Holliday and their children Caden and Addilee; daughter/niece Lindsey Meeks and husband Chad of San Angelo and their children Evelyn and Everett; daughter/niece Samantha Parker and husband Jeremy of Palestine and their son Henry; daughter/niece Amy Munson and her husband Justin of Hagerman, NM and their sons, Grady and Gaston; brother Tom and wife Marilyn of Wichita Falls; sister Barbara Martini and her husband Michael of Wichita Falls; sister Marty Lowery and her husband BJ of Henrietta; sister-in-law Glenda Faulkner of Wichita Falls; sister-in-law Ellen Osborne of Wichita Falls; sister-in-law Jerri Sowards and her husband Jim of Wichita Falls; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 20th at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home from 6:00-7:00 pm. A memorial service to celebrate the amazing life of Ed Holcomb is scheduled for Saturday, November 21st at 3:00 p.m. at Colonial Baptist Church, located at 4300 Maplewood Ave in Wichita Falls, TX. The family has requested donations be made to Habitat Humanity of Wichita Falls or the charity of your choice.

Ed left a legacy of love and generosity that those of us that knew him can only hope to replicate. The family sincerely appreciates cards, flowers and other donations to honor the name of Ed Holcomb; however, our primary request is for everyone to give to those in need and love the unlovable, just as Ed did for his entire life.

Matthew 22;37-39, Jesus answered him, "Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you. This is the great and supreme commandment. And the second is like it in importance: You must love your friend in the same way you love yourself."

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lunnscolonial.com.






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Published in Times Record News from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
Pitman drywall
Friend
November 21, 2020
We meet Eddie 16 years ago, while working on a new house. Eddie and John (his business partner) walked into this house and looked around. They liked our work and asked if we would consider working on their first house they were building. We tiled their first house and never looked back. In 2006 Eddie encouraged us to build our house. He guided us thru the whole process. As the years pasted his sons started working in his family business. We saw each other a one big family and Eddie would not have it any other way. That family bond made us stronger. He was not only our boss but a true friend. He always had words of wisdom and encouragment. He always had a helping had for all in need, always helped with a smile on his face. The time we spent together he always made us feel happy to work with him. He was always concerned for our families. He always asked for the kids and how they were doing. When he would see us at a jobsite before he left he would always say "I Love You Crybaby!"
Eddie you will truly be missed.

Denise, Justin, Brian,
Our hearts are broken for you. We have always made us feel like family and we pray that God gives you the strength during these sad times. We love you very much!

Juan Carlos and Mary Meza
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Mary Meza
Friend
November 21, 2020
The lord called upon Eddie to return home. His presents will always be on the job sites guiding the workers. We could never imagine this could happen but Jesus called upon him. The jobs will not be the same without Eddie. Eddie came and greeted my grandson off to the Marine Corp with the patriot guard. My grandson always will remember that Eddie rode next to the van out town.” Eddie supported our men and women uniform ““Thank you MATTHEW PITMAN United States Marine Corp. “ god bless
Pitman Drywall Charles and Jackie
Friend
November 21, 2020
In 2013 Eddie came and greeted my son off to the marine Corp office with the patriot guard he was with another memory that will live with me forever. Thank you Eddie my son Matthew is still in the marines 10 years later that memory is with him forever thank you friend ,,Rest easy
David pitman
Coworker
November 21, 2020
I first met Eddie in the mid-1980's when we both worked at CertainTeed. When we shared projects, he always had a positive outlook and a git'ter done attitude. I came to realize that these were traits he would exhibit throughout his life.

In those days both Ed and I played many racquetball matches at Supreme Courts and the YMCA. He was a tough competitor and a class act. It was during that era, and at the time unknown to me, that Eddie paid me one of the finest compliments I've ever received.......thanks Eddie.

I will always remember his stout handshake, giant smile, and a streak of selflessness that ran a mile deep.

He is a kind soul.....gone too soon. R.I.P. Eddie

My prayers to all of his family.
Kevin Gullette and family
Friend
November 20, 2020
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Lisa Symank
November 20, 2020
Your additive personality will be missed by all, but comfort is knowing that you are in the best place possible.
Carl and Kay Stewart
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November 20, 2020
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November 19, 2020
Never in a million years would I imagine this day being reality. I can hear his voice saying I'm going to do this ten more years .Thank you Eddie for the endless hours of your time . The wisdom you water my soul with , has made me a better man . You never seen the fruit but my family seen it every day. I always told Eddie I was broken when he found me and he couldn't fix me . He never stopped trying and for that I will always be in debt to him . Thank you for never giving up on me , you've made a life changing impact on my life that goes beyond working for you . Being a better husband father and my relationship with God .
To Denise , Justin , and Brian, your loss is unimaginable Eddie was a giant among men . To all who ever knew him , know that heaven opened its doors and welcomed him into paradise.
You will always be in my prayers .
Jesse Medina
Friend
November 19, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss, Eddy was such a great joy to know and such a privilege to work with. Our deepest sympathy, Jerry and Angie Fillmon.
Jerry Fillmon
Coworker
November 19, 2020
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Jerry Fillmon
November 19, 2020
I didn't know Ed for a very long time, but I could tell he had a good heart and was always a pleasure to be around.

My condolences,

Michael Lujan
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Michael Lujan
Friend
November 19, 2020
When I first met Eddie was on a home we were working on several years ago. It was our break that day and about to eat our lunch that we had brought. Eddie had driven up to check the job site he walked into the house and met my son and gave us a $20 to go get a hamburger. I told him we brought our lunch he didn’t take no for an answer. I have never forgotten that that memory has stuck with me forever. That the kind of man Eddie was. It’s not goodbye friend ,,it’s we will see you again someday.
David pitman
Coworker
November 19, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He will be missed by many.
Kay McConnell
Friend
November 19, 2020
Eddie was an amazing person who made life fun. We will never forget our Colorado trip! We laughed until our jaws ached. He was truly a dose of the best medicine that was desperately needed at the time. Denise & family we are holding you close in our thoughts & prayers during this sad time♡
Kimbra & Weyman Oliver
Friend
November 19, 2020
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Linda Barnett
November 19, 2020
Our hearts are broken.
Eddie was an amazing person to know. He always looked at the solution and strived to make everything better. He worked hard and cared about all of his projects and created an atmosphere that made everyone want to do there best. We become close friends and I really begged Eddie and Denise to come travel with us. I’m so glad they did, over the years we have had so many great trips and wonderful memories together.
You have made a Huge Footprint on all of our hearts and you will be truly be missed. ❤
Fly high Eddie
You’re going to be the
Best Guardian Angel
over all of us!
Prayers love and hugs to Denise and Family during this difficult time
David & Gina Kulbeth
Friend
November 18, 2020
I’m in complete shock and at a lost for words. Eddie was more of a dad then anything I knew. When no one else believed in me Eddie opened up and gave me whatever I needed to be successful. I owe this man more than I would ever be able to repay. I can hear him saying to just help the unfortunate and pay it forward, I promise I will in Eddie’s name. Untill we meet again my friend.
Keith Bishop
Friend
November 18, 2020
I'm very sorry for your loss. Eddie was a wonderful caring and talented person. A really hard worker. He was my friend. I know that he is in heaven watching over all of us. I'm praying for your family.
Mark Anderson
Friend
November 18, 2020
God has got another angel, Respect and character is what I had for Eddie He will be missed immensely by me and his precious family.Wish I knew what God has planned for us but it isn’t for me to figure out.The world was a better place with Eddie Holcomb Prayers go up for his family
Mark Havens
Friend
November 18, 2020
I met Eddie when I was a little girl attending University United Methodist Church and my memories from childhood were very fond of him. Fast forward to 4 years ago, my husband and I were having problems with our contractor, who was building our house. Out of desperation, I went to Facebook with my frustrations and Eddie was the first person to reach out to me to lend his help. We were too far in the building process for him to be able to take over and complete our home but he selflessly assisted our contractor who was young and new to the game. Through the rest of the project, Eddie was there checking on the progress and getting things to happen for me. He had told me that the main reason he was helping was for me. I have often thought about Eddie through the years when I think about what it took to build my home. He helped when he didn’t have to and didn’t expect anything in return. Eddie was our saving grace during that frustrating time. Now, I have a beautiful home that will forever remind me of Eddie and his extremely kind heart! Earth needs more human beings like him. I pray the family finds comfort in God’s Grace during this extremely difficult storm. I will be praying for each of you in the days to come.
L’Ann Stoiloff
Friend
November 18, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through this difficult time
Janet Molhusen
Friend
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