Obituary of Rayburn Holt
Funeral services for Rayburn “Ray” Holt, age 73, of Pell City, formerly of Wedowee, will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Per the family’s request, for anyone attending the service, please wear something patriotic or representing the Crimson Tide in memory of Mr. Holt.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
Mr. Holt passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Pell City, Alabama.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty L. Holt of Pell City; three daughters, Nikki Mitchell (Tim) of Pell City, AL, Izzy Holt of Pell City, AL, and Angela Orr of Buchanan, GA; three sons, Matthew Holt (Kayla Michelle) of Roanoke, Gavin Holt (Maria) of Alex City, and Skyler Holt of Pell City, AL; three grandsons, Frankie Holt, Teee Mitchell, and Tyee Mitchell; five sisters, Marty Switalski (Bruce) of Huntsville, AL, Frances Fraser of Hull, TX, Jeannie Holt of Villa Rica, GA, Linda Dockery (Jesse), and Wanda Moore of Griffin, GA; one brother, Ernest Holt of Griffin, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Matt Holt, Gavin Holt, Skyler Holt, Teee Mitchell, Scottie Patillo, and Keith Mulder.
An Atlanta, Georgia native, Mr. Holt was born on August 15, 1948, the son of Roy Eugene and Evelyn Dumas Holt. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and never forgot how to pray. He loved his church and church family. Mr. Holt was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam era. He took pride in his service to his country, and after his memory started failing him, he always talked about his time in the Army.
Mr. Holt worked for A&P Grocery in Fairburn, Georgia, for 28 years. After retiring in 1999, he moved his family to Wedowee. Mr. Holt loved spending time with his children and grandsons, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he hardly ever missed the kids’ fishing derby. He loved his Bama football! Mr. Holt was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Holt; one sister, Sarah Harper; and a granddaughter, Bella Holt.