William ‘Billy’ Holt, 69, Carolina Beach Fire Department volunteer

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William "Billy" Holt
William “Billy” Holt

William “Billy” Holt, of Carolina Beach, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the age of 69.

He was the son of Guthrie C. Holt and Lydia Vines Holt and had nine siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia W. Holt, of 46 years; sons, Richard W. Holt and wife Angie, of Wilmington and Franklin G. Holt and wife Tori, of Hampstead; grandchildren, Julia and Hayden Holt and Holly Gilliam, Papa had a special relationship with each grandchild; and sister, and brother-in-law, Debra and Alan Roberson, of Alexandria, Virginia. Billy and his brother-in-law enjoyed many exploring adventures together. In addition he grew up as “brother” to the Stewart girls: Sarah, Ann, Kate and Frankie Jones. He was Frankie’s special “older” brother. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a member of the U.S. Navy serving on the mine sweeper, USS Fearless. Billy was a retired Carolina Beach volunteer fireman. He had several “unofficial” adopted sons of the Carolina Beach Fire Department, who he visited often. He also had a special coffee drinking buddy, Paul Navarro, joined by Missy, the family cat.

As a teenager, he started his working history with Britt’s Donut Shop. He was employed with Babcock and Wilcox Co. and Cogentrix of Southport. He most recently worked with Jeff’s Pool Service of Carolina Beach. In retirement, due to his work ethics, he continued with various jobs with close friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Following the service, military honors will be officiated by the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard. Visitation will follow at the family home in Carolina Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

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