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“I just found this today while trying to find out where John and Susan were these days. I have not kept in touch over the years (probably 20 years)...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: David Pamplin - Springfield, IL

“I cant believe its been almost two years. John was a dear friend of my family's. He brought me out of a very dark time in my youth. He was a...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Beth - Madisonville, KY - Friend

“We lived next door to John and Susan for a short time while we were pastoring a church in Madisonville. John and my husband became fast friends and...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Debbie McClure - Kansas City, MO

“Too many cookouts and long talks to mention. I hated that he was ill and am sad that he is gone. However, I know he is happy and healthy where he is...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Kaye Williams - Destin, FL

“My first memory of Officer Holt is when he came to our Kindergarten class in 1988 at CTK and put me in handcuffs because the other kids voted me the ...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Scott Massamore - Mount Carmel, IL

“Think it only fitting that I post this, the day of John's funeral: "The Golden Gates stood open, God saw you needed rest. His garden must be...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Judy Gipson - Sarasota, FL

“Susan we are so sorry for your loss. John was a great human being and friend. I don't think I ever saw him in a bad mood. I will never forget your...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Jeff and Shelley Jewell - KY

“John was a friend and great supporter during my 17 years in Madisonville. He always had a smile and a positive outlook on every situation. The...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Charlie O'Neal - Frankfort, KY

“We're going to miss you John. You not only touched the children you taught directly, you have also touched thousands of other students throughout the...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Bruce W. Olin, State DARE Coordinator for Kentucky & retired Tro - KY

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He was such a great person. He was my kids Dare Officer at Pride and was a great friend. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Melissa - Madisonville, KY

“Please accept my sympathy. We were active in the Kentucky DARE Association for many years together. John was a dediated, loyal and compassionate man...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Boven - Wilmore, KY

“My mom worked in a special needs class at Hall St school years ago, they had a dare program and one the students that had CP wrote Officer Holt a...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Shannon - Madisonville, KY

“He was such a good role model. I remember him coming to the school and teaching us about drugs and then he would eat lunch with us. We always looked...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Niki Carroll Norman

“We are so sorry for the loss of a great man and a wonderful role model and 'connection' to our young people through his work as a DARE officer. We...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Marsha and Ron Segebarth - Hanson, KY

“We are all so lucky to have experienced John, his work, his friendship, and his sense of humor! We will celebrate his life, pray for his family, miss...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Jim and Carrie Bearden - KY

“Steve and I are so sorry to hear about John. We first met him when he approached us to help sponser his Dare program. We owned Barnett-Strother...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Steve & Charlene Carson - KY

“I loved the stories he would share with me. He always could bring a smile to my face. Even that one time when I hit that mail box and he came to file...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Chelsey Nelson - DARE student

“Susan: You and John have always held a special place in my heart! From preschool days to DARE events to just running into you all around town, there...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Laura Terry - Friend

“I was saddened to hear of the loss of such a great man. He was definitely a role model in our community in many ways, particularly with the DARE...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Jennifer Nance - Madisonville, KY

“Officer Holt will forever be a great memory in our family. I worked with Officer Holt for 3 1/2 years at the Madisonville Police Department, he was a...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Kim Duncan-Lutz - Madisonville, KY

“Officer Holt made a lasting impact on many many students in Hopkins County, he will be missed. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Miranda Hapner

“Aunt Darlene unfortunately is no longer up to travel of any distance so we can't be there with you. Please know that we are with you in our thoughts...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Darelene Stephens & Marsha Stephens Kerschke & Mark Stephens - IL

“You have my deepest sympathy at this time. John was a wonderful teacher and role model for the students with the DARE program. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Elease Mabrey - Madisonville, KY

“When sad news is heard, one wants to run and hide Hoping to relieve, the pain felt from inside. The mind races around, to make sense of it all But...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Judy Gipson - Sarasota, FL

“Dear Holt family, we were so sorry to hear of John's passing May God put his hand over your hearts until the pain is less. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Madisonville Water Plant Employees - KY

“I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed watching his relationship with the children. His memory will live on. Blessings and...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Niswonger

“i am sorry for your loss of john. i know he a was very good man and i am sory ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: jenny gantt - madisonville, KY


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John Wesley Holt Jr.

GREENVILLE -- John Wesley Holt Jr., 57, of Greenville, died at 6:36 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital, Greenville. He was born Oct. 20, 1951, in Illinois. He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church, was a City of Madisonville policeman and a Hopkins County deputy sheriff. He was a member of Federal Order of Police and was a Kentucky DARE Officer of the Year. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Charles Sterrett and a daughter, Sarah Holt Beck.

Survivors include his wife, Susan DeArmond Holt of Greenville; a son Aaron (Cathi) Holt of Georgetown; a daughter, Angelia (James) Martinez of Victoria, Texas; a former son-in-law, Jerry Beck of Central City; four grandchildren, Whitney, Wesley Holt, Isabella Martinez and Lucas Beck; father, John Wesley Sr. (Brenda) Holt; three brothers David (Judith) Holt of Charollett, Iowa, Jim (Dorothy) Holt and Mark Holt, all of Metropolis, Ill; four sisters, Charlotte (Jay) Stratemeyer, Denise (Glenn) Meyer, all of Metropolis, Kerry (Keith) Seeman of Joppa, Ill., and Melody Holt of Nashville.

Services will be conducted by Dr. Charles Richards and the Rev. Tony Shanks at 10 a.m. Thursday at Tucker Funeral Home. Burial in Lone Star Cemetery. Visitation after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.