|January 9, 1923 - May 8, 2016
Charles Maurice Holt, known as Charlie to his friends, 93, a resident of Bella
Vista, Arkansas passed away on May 8th, 2016. He passed away at Circle of
Life Hospice in Bentonville.
He was born January 9, 1923 in Dahlgren, IL to Lawrence Joseph and Laura
McCoy Holt. The family moved to Oklahoma City, OK where Charlie attended
elementary school and Classen High School. The family moved to Memphis,
TN where he met the love of his life, Ellen Claire Hatcher. They were married
June 1, 1942 and were to celebrate their 74th anniversary on June 1, 2016.
They had two children Beverly Kaye Hahn and Charles Holt Jr.
Charlie served his country during World War II in the China, Burma, & India
theater in the Army Engineer Corps. He was overseas in 1944 & 1945. He was
in the unit that built the Lido Road and the longest pontoon bridge of that time
across the Irrawaddy River in support of Merrill’s Marauders.
After the war Charlie and his family moved to Oklahoma City and began selling
used cars and trucks with his dad and RJ Maddox and then opened Holt Motor
Company in Oklahoma City in 1961. Charlie specialized in buying and selling
used trucks. He bought and sold vehicles across the States and was known for
his honesty and integrity.
Charlie and Ellen retired in 1980 moving to Rogers, AR and then to Bella Vista,
Charlie and Ellen were both very active in their local churches (Nichols Hills
Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK, Immanuel Baptist Church in Rogers AR,
Bella Vista Baptist, and Village Baptist Church in Bella Vista AR). Charlie was a
well-respected active teacher and deacon in all of those churches, teaching and
discipling many about The Lord.
Charlie loved his sweetheart “Hon” and his family deeply, he enjoyed telling
stories, teased those he liked and had a wonderful laugh. Charlie was an excellent
golfer and at 72 years of age shot an even par 72.
Charlie had many friends in the community and has touched many lives in his 93
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry and wife, Lilo Holt
of Oklahoma City; and his daughter, Kaye Hahn.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Ellen of the home, his sweetheart of 76 years;
son, Charles M. Holt, Jr (Charlie J); daughter-in-law, Polly Holt; grandson,
Charles M. Holt III (Chaz) all of Monroe, OK; granddaughter, Kelly Lynn
(Hahn) Miller and husband, Kelly Gene Miller; great grandson, Jared William
Miller; great granddaughter, Allison Kate Miller all of Rogers, AR; and son and
daughter-in-love, John and Sharon Hahn of Rogers, AR.
Funeral services will be at 6:30PM, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Stockdale-
Moody Funeral Chapel in Rogers with the Rev. Dale Thompson officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11:00AM, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Memorial
Gardens Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK with military honors.
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