Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 23, 2013

Silas Wayne ‘Si’ Holt, Jr.

The Athens Review

Athens — MALAKOFF-Funeral services for Si Holt, 62, Malakoff, have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday at Garden of Memories Memorial Park Chapel, 5205 S. First St., Lufkin, under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Private burial will follow in Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Si passed away Monday in Athens.

He was born in Lufkin  July 23, 1950 to Silas Wayne Holt, Sr. and Emma Ruth Law. Si spent his early years in Lufkin, but grew up in Dallas. He attended Hillcrest High School, and later earned his GED. While in Dallas, he was a bar manager and bookkeeper before moving to Malakoff in the late 1990s. Si had worked for Argon Medical Devices for the past 13 years as a distribution clerk in the international shipping department, where he was responsible for ensuring safe shipment of medical devices to countries around the world.

Si had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a sweet, warm man with a generous spirit. He loved all kinds of music, particularly gospel and acappella choirs. He was a devoted fan of NASCAR and the Dallas Cowboys.

Si was preceded in death by his father, Silas Wayne Holt, Sr.

 Survivors include his mother, Emma Holt, of Round Rock, sister, Linda Holt, Silver Spring, Md.; and his long-time partner, Kevin Folsom, Malakoff. He will be greatly missed by a host of loving friends, neighbors, family members and valued co-workers who were dear to his heart.

Visitation for family and friends was held Tuesday evening.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701.

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