Mr. Holcomb was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Yadkin county to the late Charlie and Ella Byrd Holcomb.
Mr. Holcomb was a veteran of World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and the French Legion of Honor Medal. He was a member of the E291st Company in the 75th Infantry Division. He was a member of Yadkin VFW Post 10346, a charter member of Yadkinville Fire Department where he served in several capacities for over 50 years including the honor of being a former Yadkinville Fire Chief, and was a co-owner and President of Holcomb Creosote Company in Yadkinville where he had worked for over 50 years. He also proudly received his long awaited North Carolina High School Diploma in May of this year. Arthur attended the Yadkinville Pentecostal Holiness Church until his illness progressed and prevented his attendance.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Dorothy Adams Holcomb, of the home, and his four children, Margaret and husband Charles Taylor of Winston-Salem, Jean and husband Dennis Kelly of Atlanta, Ga., Dale and wife Angie Holcomb of Yadkinville, and Lisa and husband Mark Counsell of Atlanta, Ga.
Arthur was also the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Brent Jacques of Apex, Suzanne and husband Damond Van Weerdhuizen of Winston-Salem, Brad Shepherd of Atlanta, Jordan and Garrett Holcomb of Yadkinville, and Sidney, Roley, and Grace Counsell of Atlanta; four great-grandchildren, Mason and Madison Van Weerdhuizen of Winston-Salem, Grant and Leighton Jacques of Apex.
Mr. Holcomb is also survived by one sister, Laura Lee Shore, and nephew, Jimmy Shore, both of Yadkinville and niece, Debbie McAuley of East Bend, as well as a lot of close dear friends that he shared many happy memories with over the years.
The family would like to express their gratitude, appreciation and thanks to the entire staff of Mountain Valley Hospice and to his special caregiver, Debra Zoutes for all their support and loving and compassionate car provided not only to Dad, but to Mother and our family as well.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday Sept. 6, 2010, at Gentry Family Funeral Service on Highway 601 North of Yadkinville. His funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in the Gentry Family Chapel followed by a graveside service with Full Military Honors by Yadkin VFW Post 10346 at the Yadkinville Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev Mac Cassell, Rev. Steven Harrelson, and Rev. James Williams.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to either Mountain Valley Hospice, PO Box 1267, Yadkinville, NC 27055 or to Yadkin VFW Post 10346, 2712 Sloans Mill Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020.
Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Holcomb Family.
Online condolences may be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com.