Elmer A. "Artie" Holt
Elmer A. "Artie" Holt age 74, of Kirksville, MO died on Saturday, August 8, 2020 in the North East Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. Artie was born in Kirksville on July 9, 1946 a son of Johnnie "Red" and Evelyn (Creason) Holt.
He married Marcia C. Waller on February 8, 1985 in Quincy and she survives.
Artie in his free time liked to coon hunt, loading his children in the car to can hunt, mushroom hunting with his son John and playing softball with his girls. One of his fondest memories was sled riding with his wife Marcia. He looked forward to weekends with friends barbecuing and having a drink. Most of all Artie and Marcia enjoyed their time with their children and grandchildren. He lived his life to the fullest and now he is free.
Survivors also include: Children: Angie (Troy) Kite; Tracy (Terry) Garrett; Lisa Deming; Heather (Shawn) Tarpein; Rebecca (Denton) Bowen; Jennifer (Jayson) Erke; John Holt; and Rose (David) Bowens.
32 Grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosemary (Fred) Schultz; a brother-in-law, Chuck Waller; honorary brothers, Rusty and Todd Miller; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Roger and Ferol Waller; a sister, Dixie (Don) Anthony; two brothers, Harold and Darrold McDonald; a sister-in-law, Ella Means; a son-in-law, Devin Deming and an uncle, Ron Holt Sr.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family.