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Phil Holt

November 1, 1955 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 65)


Phillip David Holt, 65, of Bear Creek passed away on February 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. The funeral service will be held at Rives Chapel Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021 with Rev. Bob Wachs and Dr. Tripp Foltz presiding. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 pm-1:45 pm. Attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Joyce-Brady Chapel will be open on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm for those who wish to sign the register.

Phil was born in Chatham County on November 1,1955 to David Newby Holt and June Carol Scott Holt. He worked in sales management for residential and commercial construction. Phil was a family man and his family always came first. He loved his church and playing Bluegrass music. He served as a sound engineer at Merle Fest for more than 20 years. He enjoyed coaching baseball, playing cards and good times with his friends. He treasured his time spent with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Denise Brown Holt, of the home; children, April Lynn Holt Perry (Craig), Mary Margaret Holt Dark (Ashlin), David “Tyler” Holt, all of Bear Creek; brother, Steve Holt (Rita), of Bear Creek; sister, Lorrie Holt Moore (Ronald), of Bear Creek; grandchildren, June Carol Perry, Lilly Grace Dark and Jack William Perry; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Russell and Margaret Brown; brother-in-law, Dennis Brown (Marsha); sister-in-law, Tammy Elliott (Howard);  several special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of family and friends.

Friends are welcome to visit the home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Rd., Siler City, NC 27344.

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Joyce-Brady Chapel of Bennett is honored to serve the Holt family.

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Joyce-Brady Chapel open for friends to sign the register
February 18, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Joyce-Brady Chapel
3833 Chatham Street
Bennett, NC 27208

Funeral Service
February 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Rives Chapel Baptist Church
4338 Rives Chapel Church Road
Siler City, NC 27344


Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City NC 27344
Tel: 1-919-742-5893

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