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Monday, December 27, 2021

Obituary - Harry M. Holcomb

Harry M. Holcomb, age 88, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Saturday, December 25, at Westwood Living Center in Clinton, Missouri. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Vansant-Mills Chapel. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to the service. Burial will follow in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri. 

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Clinton VFW or the Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri and can be left in care of the funeral home.

Harry was born on August 4, 1933 in Batavia, Iowa to Clarence George Holcomb and Edith Gertrude Thomas Holcomb. He graduated High School from Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Gregory on June 26, 1955, making their home in Agency, Iowa.

They moved to Clinton, Missouri, in 1964 and Clinton became their family home. Harry worked in the farming industry for most of his life. Early on he worked at Linstrom Hatchery, later known as the Clinton Hatchery. His career included employment an over-the-road truck driver, Stewart-Nattingers, the Clinton Fire Department as a fire truck driver, farming with Carl Barnhart, heavy equipment operator and his last full-time employment was with Cook Tractor and Auction.

He survived by his children: daughter, Margaret E. Breshears of Montrose, MO son Harry J Holcomb (wife Debra) of Lincoln, Nebraska, and daughter Glenda L. Richardson (husband Monte) of Warrensburg, MO. Harry was Grandfather to 5 grandchildren (Jason, Mathew, Heather, Tiffany and Curtis), several great grandchildren and a great great grandson. He is also survived by his brother Grant Holcomb (wife Judy) of Florence, Arizona, brother Jimmie Holcomb (wife Merna) of Fairfield, Iowa, sister Trudy Hey of St. Petersburg, Florida, sister Thelma White, of Iowa City, Iowa, sister Velma Hummel of Burlington, Iowa, sister Mable Hart (husband Charles) of Ottumwa, sister Sarah Poss (husband Frank) of St. Petersburg, Florida, numerous nieces and nephews.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Lou Gregory Holcomb (November 18, 1988), a great grandson Matthew Breshears, brother, Clarence G Holcomb Jr, sister Martha Filson, and brother Jackie D Holcomb.

Services have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.