Jay Franklin Holt
January 9, 1953 – November 5, 2019
Jay Franklin Holt, 66, of San Angelo, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. The family welcomes friends and family to a visitation on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 6-8 pm at Johnson’s Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Big Lake with Pastor R.A. Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Rest Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Johnson’s Funeral Home. Jay was born January 9, 1953 to W.E. “Chile” and Barbara Holt. He spent the majority of his life in Big Lake where he worked in the oilfield and helped with the family water well business. Jay had a love for hunting and fishing with friends and family and loved spending time outdoors. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, W.E. and Barbara Holt, his brother, William “Billy” Fletcher Holt, and a grandson, Zachary Potter. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Theo Holt of San Angelo; his children, Jay David Holt and his wife, Sheila, of Coahoma; Mandy Bennett and her husband, Stormy, of Round Rock; William Eugene Holt II and his wife, Amy, of Midland, and Brian Potter and his wife, Michelle, of Colorado City; one sister, Cheryl Jones; one sister-in-law, Vickie Jones; nine grandchildren, Mathew Potter, Stephen Potter and his wife, Sarena, Jayden Holt, Conner Holt, Jordan Beans, Jasmine Beans, Cooper Holt, Hartlyn Bennett, and Jay Franklin Holt II; and three great grandchildren, Berkley Potter, Kinleigh Potter, and Bryson Potter; niece, Amy Smith, and nephews, Jim Holt, Randy Holt, and A.J. Jones. Pallbearers will be Jim Holt, Randy Holt, Mathew Potter, Stephen Potter, Larry Don Clark, and Brad Hale. Honorary pallbearers will be Conner Holt, Jordan Beans, Cooper Holt, and C.V. Pickett.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses and associated healthcare team at Shannon Medical Center for the exceptional care of our loved one. You each made a most difficult time as pleasant as possible. Your care of him and his family will not be forgotten. There are no words to express our deepest heartfelt appreciation for the team from Hospice of San Angelo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
- W.E "Chile" Holt, Father (deceased)
- Barbara Holt, Mother (deceased)
- William "Billy Fletcher Holt, Brother (deceased)
- Zachary Potter, Grandson (deceased)
- Theo Holt, Wife
- Jay David (Sheila) Holt, Son
- Mandy (Stormy) Bennett, Daughter
- William Eugene (Amy) Holt II, Son
- Brian (Michelle) Potter, Son
- Cheryl Jones, Sister
- Vickie Jones, Sister-in-law
- Mathew Potter, Grandchild
- Stephen (Sarena) Potter, Grandchild
- Jayden Holt, Grandchild
- Conner Holt, Grandchild
- Jordan Beans, Grandchild
- Jasmine Beans, Grandchild
- Cooper Holt, Grandchild
- Hartlyn Bennett, Grandchild
- Jay Franklin Holt II, Grandchild
- Berkley Potter, Great Grandchild
- Kinleigh Potter, Great Grandchild
- Bryson Potter, Great Grandchild
- Amy Smith, Niece
- Jim Holt, Nephew
- Randy Holt, Nephew
- A.J. Jones, Nephew
- Jim Holt, Pallbearer
- Randy Holt, Pallbearer
- Mathew Potter, Pallbearer
- Stephen Potter, Pallbearer
- Larry Don Clark, Pallbearer
- Brad Hale, Pallbearer
- Conner Holt, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jordan Beans, Honorary Pallbearer
- Cooper Holt, Honorary Pallbearer
- C.V. Pickett, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
Jay Franklin Holt
November 9, 2019
I will always have a special place in my heart for you! I love you !
Linda Livingston Kelly
November 7, 2019
I am the older sister of Susan McKeever. The Holts were an amazingly creative family. One year my father rescued 4 baby ravens and brought them home for us to hand feed. As they grew fast, we began giving them away to better homes. The Holts took two birds. Jay and his brother Billy trained those wild birds to be pets, following them around, coming when called, doing tricks. Although our family moved away from Big Lake in 1964, none of us ever forgot the joy of having Jay and his family as close neighbors. Rest in peace, Jay.
Susan Livingston McKeever
November 7, 2019
I was Jay's across the street neighbor and friend from my first grade through sixth grade years (I am one year older than Jay). He and Billy kept our neighborhood LIVELY and fun!!! I got to feed bottles to orphaned goats and lambs, fed white mice pets for them when they were out of town, and survived playing in tunnels they dug in their back yard!!! Once when it rained a gully washer, they rigged up a wagon with a chair in it face down and a metal ladder on top of it, lined up me and several other neighborhood kids sitting on the ladder, and then Billy and Jay pulled us up and down the middle of the street (Maryland Avenue)! They and their sweet, good parents Chile and Barbara, made my childhood RICH! My prayers are with all of Jay's family!
Joe D and Debbie Poynor
November 6, 2019
Goodbye Old Friend. Rest in Peace.
November 6, 2019
Jay, I will miss you buddy, I will never forget our hunting trips to Colorado, you were a dead eye shot, never would have believed some of those shots had I not seen them with my own eyes. Your memory will live on with me and I am sure with all those whose lives you have touched.