Joe W Holcomb

August 13, 1927February 9, 2013
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Born August 13, 1927, in Lufkin, Texas, passed away at home in peace surrounded by loved ones on February 9, 2013. A husband of 60 years, father, papa and a great-grandfather, Joe was raised in East Texas, graduated from Milby High School, joined the Marine Corps, graduated from Texas A&M in 1952, and enjoyed a lifelong career as a Certified Public Accountant. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Wade and Sybil (Taylor) Holcomb; his brother, Steve Freeman; his sister in law, Ginny Bonderer and his nephew, Bruce Bonderer. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (Maples) Holcomb; his daughter Donna Warren and husband Lon, his son Roy and wife Deborah, grandchildren April, Autumn and Joe Wade Holcomb; great-grandson Ian Holcomb; his sister Martha Laird; sister-in-law Beverly Jo Dowd and husband Pat; his niece Debbie Suire and husband Danny; grand-nephew Kurt Bonderer, and numerous family, nieces, nephews and friends. A special thank you to Linda Conteh, doctors, and caretakers from Houston Hospice. Visitation will be held at the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors on Monday, February 11, 2013, from 4-7 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Shriner's Hospital, or charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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February 15, 2013

We remember Joe as warm and kind and generous to us. We will miss him dearly. Our condolences to the family. We think of him as being with Bruce now.
Howarth and Bonnie Drake

Gwen Kunz

February 13, 2013

Dear Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I fondly remember working with Joe at Intermedco and your having us at your home for a good time.

Stephanie Blackburn

February 13, 2013

May your memories provide you with peace and comfort. Joe will remain in our hearts forever.

Kevin and Mandi Bonderer

February 12, 2013

Our prayers are with you all. May you always find comfort in your memories of this great man. Love to you all.

Gay Donehoo

February 12, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Donna and the Holcomb family. Cherish your memories and know that you and Mr. Holcomb are in our hearts.

February 12, 2013

My sympathy to your family during this time of grief.

Pat Ellis

February 11, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about your dad Donna and wanted to let you know you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you dearly!

Marcie Korn

February 11, 2013

My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to Shirley and the entire Holcomb family on the loss of this great man. He will truly be missed by anyone who was fortunate to have met him, even briefly. He was a blessing and a delight to know!

Manuel Araujo

February 11, 2013

Our hearts go out to everyone of you. May heavenly father bless and comfort each of your spirits during this time. Sincerely, The Araujo Family

Joni Woods

February 11, 2013 sorry to hear about your dad's passing. May all the good memories you have of a long and happy life sustain you. My love to you and all your family.