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David A. Holt

April 6, 1952 — December 1, 2023


David A. Holt of Knoxville, TN, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on December 1, 2023 at 71 yrs old. David fell asleep peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.

As a young man David was proudly a lifeguard, Eagle Scout & graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan University, Rocky Mount, NC with a BA Business Administration. When Brian, his only son, joined the AYSO Soccer League as a young boy, David was hooked & enjoyed being a soccer referee for 30+ years. David had a wide array of interest in boating at Norris Lake, astronomy, birds, music, TN football, and last, but definitely not least, he had a love of Marvel movies. David enjoyed travel, was always up for a road trip and ready for an adventure. He was the kindest man with a wonderful sense of humor. His spirit will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. We have been blessed by the love, kindness & support from family, friends, neighbors and members of the National Agents Alliance.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Waunita & Robert W. Holt, Jr., first wife, Martha Berry Holt.

Survived by, stepmother, Irene Holt Smith; wife, Linda Rogers Holt; son, Brian Holt (Jennifer); furry children, Max & Mitzi; granddaughters, Bentli & Bryli Holt; sister, Patty Gerardot; niece, Heather Rouns (Chad), nephew, Jeremy Shearer (Milita); great nephews, Aiden, Logan, Owen, & Joel. Brother-in-law, Dave Rogers. Extremely special step relatives, Gary & Joan Schuler, Richard (Teresa), Karl (Diana), Julie (Steve), Tristan, Jadon, Paul, & Griffin. Special friends, Joe Ballangee , Karl Westerman, Pat (Teresa) Wilke, Jeanne (Mark) Kidd, Michael Mays, Mike & Debi Gunter, Paul, Perla, David & Cedric Bird.

The family would like to say a special thank you to our Amedisys nurse, Shaunda Jones and social worker, Renee Harley.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 12:00pm until time of Celebration of Life service at 2:00pm at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Knoxville, TN Hospice Provider, Amedisys Hospice Care (5529), 1420 Dutch Valley Drive, Suite C, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37918, (865) 689-7123.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David A. Holt, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, December 9, 2023

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