Michael Lee Holtsclaw
Michael Lee Holtsclaw, 77, of Largo, Florida, passed away January 16, 2022 surrounded by family and comforted by his loving wife. Mike was born in Elwood, Indiana on February 23, 1944 to Billy and Louise Holtsclaw.
In 1962, Mike graduated from Elwood High School and went to work at Delco Remy in Anderson, Indiana where he retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of UAW Local 662. He married the love of his life Francoise “Chic” Holtsclaw and they spent 45 years together.
Mike loved motorcycles, walks on the beach and sports. He was an avid Rays, Bucs & Cubs fan. Family and friends meant the most to Mike. After his retirement Mike & Chic moved to Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. Together they created many memories boating and entertaining friends & family. He was nicknamed by locals “King of the Beach.” Health and Fitness was a daily priority for decades. He enjoyed teaching others weight lifting. His laugh was contagious spreading happiness. His legacy, sense of humor, passion for music, painting and living a happy life will live on through his children and grandchildren.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Chic Holtsclaw; Daughter, Penny (Matt) Tom; Son, Rick (Denise) Holtsclaw; Grandchildren, David Rhinehart, William & Erick Holtsclaw, Mattie & Mikayla Tom; Brother, Joe Holtsclaw; Nieces, nephew, cousins and his beloved pets Margaret & Tucker.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents Billy & Louise; Brother in-law and dear friend Dan Teachnor.
A celebration of life will be held on February 19, 2022 from 2pm to 4 pm at Copher Fesler May Funeral Home, 415 South Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana 46036.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity in Mike’s memory.
Expressions and sympathy's may be made to www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com for the Holtsclaw family.