Robert Kenneth Holt

February 9, 1928December 28, 2018

Services for Robert Kenneth Holt, 90, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. David Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow in the Grimes Cemetery.

Mr. Holt was born February 9, 1928 in Bristow, Oklahoma, to the late Lawton Sidney Holt and Mary Jeanette Welch. He passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 in Lufkin at Parkwood in the Pines.

Mr. Holt was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed doing missionary work and was a volunteer Fireman for the City of Diboll. He also worked at Temple Inland. Mr. Holt was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Diboll, Texas. He served in World War Ii and received a medal during his service.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Holt; daughter, Doreen Holt-Wideman; granddaughter, Jessica Noelle Wideman; son-in-law, David Wideman; brother, Leonard Holt; sister, Mina Kraft; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Holt was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Carl Holt; and sister, Shirley McCain.

Pallbearers will be Charles Barron, Joe Gage, David Garcia, Raul Hinojaso VI, Jake Stephens and Tino Villansana.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Hendrick, Gary Hendrick, Dennis Holder, Gary Hurley, J. D. Johnson, David Lively, Clyde Maxey, Bill McGuire, James Snarr and Rick Tilley.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.


  • Vivian Holt, Wife
  • Doreen Holt-Wideman, Daughter
  • Jessica Noelle Wideman, Granddaughter
  • David Wideman, Son-in-Law
  • Leonard Holt, Brother
  • Mina Kraft, Sister
  • Mr. Holt was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Jeannette Welch and Lawton
    Sidney Holt; brother, Carl Holt; and sister, Shirley McCain.

  • Charles Barron, Active
  • Joe Gage, Active
  • David Garcia, Active
  • Raul Hinojosa VI, Active
  • Jake Stephens, Active
  • Troy Villansana, Active
  • Don Hendrick, Honorary
  • Gary Hendrick, Honorary
  • Dennis Holder, Honorary
  • Gary Hurley, Honorary
  • J. D. Johnson, Honorary
  • David Lively, Honorary
  • Clyde Maxey, Honorary
  • Bill McGuire, Honorary
  • James Snarr, Honorary
  • Rick Tilley, Honorary


  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019

Robert Kenneth Holt

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Janice and Alvin Fasske

January 4, 2019

Our condolences to Vivian , Doreen and family for their great loss. Our Ryan Chapel neighborhood has lost a great neighbor and friend. God's healing blessings to ya'll and your family. janice and Alvin

Cara Danielle Correll

January 4, 2019

Brenda Russell

January 4, 2019

Doreen & family. I have just found out about Ken tonight. Even though I can't be there in person tomorrow, I will be with you in spirit. Your dad was a precious friend, and I for one will truly miss him.
Brenda Russell

Megan Mathews

January 3, 2019

My condolences to the Holt and Wideman family at the loss of a great man. I remember Jessica's Papa always being at our ballgames and bringing her food during school. It wasn't enough to just bring Jess food....he and Nene made sure to bring her friends treats too. His love for his daughter, Mrs. Doreen, and his grand daughter, Jessica, was very easily seen and known. Prayers for comfort, for the family during this time of loss.