Charles A. Holt, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Monday, August 5, 1946
Date of Passing: 
Friday, August 27, 2021

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



Memorial Contributions: 

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.


Monday, August 30, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Brethern Church


Smithville Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021


My condolences to your family. Sending thoughts and prayers your way

Have known Charlie almost all my life from growing up around the corner from he and Nancy to working with him many years at the police dept! Definitely a no nonsense man but a great man man to work with!! My sympathy and prayers to the family he leaves behind! Bless you Charlie!

My condolences and prays to the family. It was just a few weeks ago Charles was at my mothers service, I got to talk that great man for a while. Rest in peace our sonny boy

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

Our condolences to the family. So glad Charlie was able to participate in the ARRL emergency preparedness "Field Day" event with the Wayne Amateur Radio Club this past June. Charlie was a longtime active member of the Club. With his passing, he becomes what is known in amateur radio circles as a "Silent Key" and he will be missed. "73"Charlie KB8CMN.
Tom Zilko N8JBG, President & Eric Mast W8ELM, Vice President - Wayne Amateur Radio Club W8WOO.

Our condolence and prayers to the family.

Charlie was a great man but a better friend. He will be missed. Thank you Ammey and Keith for sharing your father with us.

My condolences to Charlie's family. It was a pleasure working with him at Wooster Police Dept. Thank you for your service, Charlie, God Bless and rest in peace.

To Charlie's family keep the faith and hold onto all the warm memories, I know I will. I always enjoyed the annual WPD/law enforcement outing to Ohio Power that Charlie was always present for. Everyone knew he would be the one to bring back a bag full of wild mushrooms for the evening dinner. And yes Charlie was a talker and great story teller. We'll miss him.

Charlie will be so very missed. I remember the first time we met years ago. He had a strong personality, but after a bit, I realized he was a kind and loving teddy bear. His laughter, his stories and caring heart will be missed. The love he had for his wife, Nancy, was amazing. May he rest in peace with her. I know losing them both has left a huge hole in your family. May God give you the strength to carry on your dad would expect.

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