Published 4:50 pm Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Willie Holsclaw, 83, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. He was the son of the late Fred and Susan Harmon Holsclaw.
Willie retired from the City of Elizabethton, and served as a consultant until present day. Willie was a member and elder, of 50 years, at Elizabethton Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and a big fan of the Elizabethton Cyclones. He loved to fish, hunt, golf, cook and spend time with his family.
Willie was preceded in death by his three brothers, Charlie Holsclaw, Claude Holsclaw and John Holsclaw; three sisters, Ola Campbell, Pauline Shell and Betty Maupin; sister-in-law, Donna Holsclaw; and brother-in-law, Jim Maupin.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, of 63 years, Leota Holsclaw, of the home; two sons, Eddie Holsclaw of Elizabethton and Jeff Holsclaw and wife Vanessa of Unicoi; three granddaughters, Jessica Trivett and husband David, Katie Rosario and husband Danny and Summer Mosley and husband Christopher; two grandsons, Noah Holsclaw and Josh Reifert; 11 great-grandchildren, Halle, Luke, Levi, Miles, Callie, Millie, Stella, Willa Mae, Selah, Nala and Jade; a brother, John Arthur Holsclaw; four sisters, Maxine Gagliano, Juanita Pansock, Barbara Milsaps, all of Elizabethton, and Martha Forbes of Johnson City; two sisters-in-law, Eula Mae Hodge and Dorothy Dean Oaks, both of Elizabethton; special nieces, Tammy, Kim, Susie, Bebe, Debbie, Annie, Teresa and Nancy; and several other nieces and nephews.
A funeral service to honor the life of Willie Holsclaw will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 27, at Elizabethton Church of Christ with Mr. Roby Ellis, minister, and Mr. Dennis Pierce, minister, officiating. Music will be by Elizabethton Church of Christ with Chris Jordan leading. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and committal will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Eddy Craft, minister, officating. Active pallbearers will be Christopher Mosley, David Trivette, Danny Rosario, Randy Jones, Ethan Cannon, John Holsclaw Jr., Alex Jones and Chris Jordan. Honorary pallbearers are Noah Holsclaw, Josh Reifert, elders/deacons of Elizabethton Church of Christ, City of Elizabethton, EHS athletics, Dr. Davenports, Dr. Galloway, Terry Chambers, Dwight Reece, Charles Hollowell, Kermit McCurry, Bob Lipford, Claude Jones, Steve Roberts, Ron Campbell, Norman Hodge, Dick Almes, James Hunt, Don Woods, Oris Densford, Jim Greenlee, Hadley Townsend, Brian Buckner, John Bo Pansock and Michael Pansock. Those who will be attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the church on Monday at 12:50 p.m. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Elizabethton Church of Christ, 1162 TN-91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family and viewed on our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Holsclaw family.