SMITHVILLE – Charles A. Holt Jr., Age 75, passed away peacefully at his home on August 27, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on August 5, 1946 to Charles A. Holt, Sr (deceased) and Louise (Morrison) Holt, she survives. Charles graduated from Smithville High School and married Nancy (Jordan) Holt on January 20, 1973, who preceded him in death in December of 2019. They were residents of Smithville where they raised their two children, Ammey and Keith.He served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1971 and graduated the Artillery Survey Specialist school. He served as a Wooster City Police Officer from 1969-2001. He retired as a Lieutenant and was also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in 1982.
Charles loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting and was a licensed HAM Radio Operator. He had a passion for aviation and enjoyed crewing for his sister s hot air balloon, which he helped name, Great Adventure.
He is survived by his grandchildren, which he and Nancy referred to as their 4-JOES, Jackson (McNally), Owen (McNally), Easton (Holt) and Savena (Holt). He especially enjoyed trips to the mountain in VA to visit Keith and his family. He was always good for a long story or most recently he was known for baking cakes and cookies to share with the neighbors, friends and nursing staff at Wooster Cancer Care.
He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Ammey (Rod) Frank, son Keith (Natasha) Holt, his four grandkids, his mother, Louise, and his sisters, Becky Holt and Karen Holt. He will also be missed by, his sister-in-law Linda Skalsky, two brothers-in-law, Tom and Jim Jordan and their families.
He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 47 years and his father.
Thank you to all of Charlie s friends and family who prayed for him during his 6-year cancer journey. Special thank you to Art Carr, everyone at Wooster Cancer Care and the nurses and staff at LifeCare Hospice. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Village of Smithville Cemetery Association or the Smithville Brethren Church, 193 E. Main St, Smithville, OH 44677.
Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30 at the Smithville Brethren Church, 193 E. Main St., Smithville, and are welcome to join a graveside committal service at 2:30 at the Smithville Cemetery with Rev. Art Carr officiating.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Village of Smithville Cemetery Association or the Smithville Brethren Church, 193 E Main St., Smithville, OH 44677.
Smithville Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Brethern Church