March 26, 2016
Date of Service: March 31, 2016
Interment Location: Garden of Freedom
Mr. Wayne Holtsclaw, 88, of Roan Mountain, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Carter County and was the son of the late Will and Minnie Johnson Holtsclaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Howard, Robert, Rome, James and Herman Holtsclaw and three sisters, Florence Barnett, Nellie Hall and Sallie Freeman.
Mr. Holtsclaw was a veteran of the United States Army and he served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner and operator of Holtsclaw Lumber and Sawmill for fifty plus years and also was a mailman. He was a board member of Carter County Bank for fifty plus years and a County Commissioner for forty-four years, and also served the county as a Justice of the Peace. He and his wife, Willie, were married in Tennessee in 1948. He was a Freemason and a member of Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge #566 A & FM. Mr. Holtsclaw donated the land for the Roan Mountain location of the Carter County Emergency Rescue Squad and for the helipad in Roan Mountain. He attended Eastside Freewill Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Willie Street Holtsclaw, of the home; a daughter, Teresa Crowe, Roan Mountain; three grandchildren, Jasmine Bowman, Jordan Lovelace, Sharayah Reece; seven great-grandchildren; and a good friend and care-giver, Ann McMahan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mr. Holtsclaw will be conducted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Rhododendron Chapel, Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain with Rev. Justin Deaton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kenny & Kathy Lethcoe and Sandy Carr. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday prior to the service and at the home at other times.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Daniel Bowman, Jordan Lovelace, Phillip Reece, Topsy McMahan and Wade Jarrett. Military honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet the family at the funeral home at 10:00 AM on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all their many friends and neighbors for all the love and care shown to them during Mr. Holtsclaw’s illness.