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Robert Holcomb

Robert Holcomb

Robert Lester “Les” Holcomb, 77, of Marissa, IL, born December 18, 1936 in Sparta TWP, IL, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Holcomb honorably served his country in the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Yorktown. He was a very skilled craftsman and carpenter. He recently received his 50 year pin from Carpenter’s Local #662. He was also an active member of Marissa Presbyterian Church who had held several offices in the church besides being an elder, Sunday school teacher and choir member.

Mr. Holcomb was preceded in death by his parents; Edgar Earl and Olivia (Gerber) Holcomb; 1 daughter Cynthia Ellen Holcomb who died in infancy, and also by 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

Les is survived by his wife, Beatrice Maureen (Gerlach) Holcomb of Marissa, IL, who he married on August 29, 1959 in Sparta, IL, 1 son; Timothy Dwight (Monique) Holcomb of Lake Forest, CA, 1 daughter Victoria Elaine (Matthias) Trummer of Highlands Ranch, CO, 2 sisters; Marjorie Dickey of Marissa, IL and Delores Cunningham of Jerseyville, IL and 4 grandchildren; Morgan and Lauren Holcomb and Adam and Heidi Trummer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church Mission Committee.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, Illinois on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, Illinois on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. James Ryan officiating.

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  1. Administrator says:

    My prayers uplifted plus sympathy and condolences to Maureen, Tim, Vicky and their families for the loss of Les. I remember playing with Tim on numerous occasions at their house. Thankful for the godly example of the parents. Grace and Peace to you all! In Christ!.

    Posted by: Curtis Paul Lawson – Montgomery, TX Dec 19, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    Maureen, Tim and Vicky please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Posted by: Lindy Cearnal – Nashville, IL – Friend Dec 20, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry to hear of a wonderful man that God needed more than us here on earth was called home.

    Posted by: JP &Pam Hall – marissa, IL – Friend Dec 20, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    May the peace God gives sustain your family during this difficult time. Lean on one another as the days ahead become too hard to bear alone. Share your memories they will be a source of joy. Seeing the promises in God’s word the bible will help you to gain strength and fortify your hearts, granting you comfort. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17;

    Posted by: Cameron Dec 20, 2014

  5. Administrator says:

    Please accept my sincere sympathies. I hope your loss will be softened by the many wonderful memories your family has shared.

    Posted by: Karen Ratay – Boonville, MO – Class of 1980 Dec 20, 2014

  6. Administrator says:

    Thoughts and prayers to family and friends of our beloved Uncle ” Punk”. The world has lost another great man.

    Posted by: Rick Holcomb – Geneseo, IL – Nephew Dec 22, 2014

  7. Administrator says:

    To Maureen and Family..

    I have nothing but good memories of Les and Maureen…my heart goes out to you at this time.

    Posted by: Linda Peters – sainte genevieve, MT – friend Dec 23, 2014

  8. Administrator says:

    we were so sorry to hear about Uncle Les’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have a lot of fond memories of him and it was always great to talk to him about woodworking at our family reunions.

    Posted by: Roger Perkey and Kathleen Perkey – Waukegan, IL – nephew Dec 27, 2014

  9. Administrator says:

    Many thanks for sharing deeply personal family history. I am deeply indebted to you.
    See you later!

    Posted by: Raymond Holcomb – Oakville, Ontario Canada – Nephew Jan 20, 2016

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