OBITUARY

John Edwin Holsberry Jr.

September 3, 1936February 9, 2013

JOHN EDWIN HOLSBERRY 1936 – 2013

John Edwin Holsberry, Jr., PhD, died on Saturday, February 09, 2013. A native of Pensacola, Florida, he was preceded in death by his parents, J. Edwin and Elizabeth S. Holsberry. John attended local schools and graduated from Pensacola High School in 1954. He received a BA degree in English from Vanderbilt University and an MA from Florida State University. He also graduated from Duke University with a PhD in English Literature. As an English professor, he taught at several universities in Connecticut for some years. While teaching, his work was published in the Texas Studies in Literature and Language. John returned to his native Pensacola in 1981 and became involved in real estate and financial planning. In 1993 he and several partners purchased the Olde Townhouse Office Complex, which he managed until 1998 when it was sold. During college, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, where he had taught classes in theology in southern literature. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Harper Holsberry, who has been his loving and faithful caregiver for many years, and other family and close friends. John’s family and friends will always remember him for his sharp intellect and his wonderful sense of humor. There will be a memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church, Manna Food Bank or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL. Condolences may be offered at www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com.

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John Edwin Holsberry Jr.

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Myrtle Bailey

April 12, 2013

I just heard of john's death. I knew him when i was a teacher at woodham high school. He was very intelligent and funny. Prayers for John's family and friends.

March 4, 2013

I'll miss you. eddie hansen
2nd grade,agness mc reynolds school

February 22, 2013

Liz, we were in San Francisco and just learned of John's passing. Know you are in our prayers. Love, Earl and Joan Trant

February 22, 2013

We just returned from San Francisco and learned of your husband's passing. So sorry Liz. Love, Earl and Joan Trant

February 19, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Elizabeth. The Holsberry family will always be in my heart.

George Gaines

REV. JAN JONES THACKERAY

February 17, 2013

ELIZABETH...MAY THE LORD COMFORT YOU DURING THESE DIFFICULT MONTHS AHEAD AND FLOOD YOUR MEMORY WITH WONDERFUL TIMES OF JOY WITH JOHN. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU...JAN AND BUCK

February 14, 2013

With sympathy and love to you. Sincerely, Alice Sherman Patterson

February 14, 2013

We were so sorry to read of your loss. We send our deepest condolencees.
Love Neta and Tom Roush.

Sarah Snyder

February 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief and change.

Beth Herndon

February 14, 2013

Elizabeth,
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you walk through this valley. May God uphold and strengthen you. If winter comes can spring be far behind.