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Vernon Holt

Vernon J. Holt

Mr. Vernon Jasper Holt, age 94 ,of Ellijay, Ga., went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at home with his wife of 77 years by his side.

He was a native of Riverdale, Ga., and was born to the late V. J. and Ina Rackley Holt on March 27, 1927.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Gray Patrick Holt; children, Richard Holt and Rebecca Holt Amerson; grandchildren, Gray Holt, Katherine Holt Mawhinney (Zac) and Benjamin Amerson; and several great-grandchildren.

Mr. Holt proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps and went on to graduate from the University of Georgia School of Forestry. He was employed with Union Camp and he and his family lived in McIntosh County for many years. His love for the outdoors and SEC football was unequaled.  He was a longtime deacon and men’s Sunday school teacher. He had a job he loved, in a place he loved, with a family he loved that makes him blessed beyond measure.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Holt’s name may be made to the Gideons International, where he was a lifelong member.  Send to Gideons Ellijay Camp, PO Box 1704, Ellijay, GA 30540.

(Family-placed obituary)