Kenneth D Holtzclaw

March 1, 1938July 8, 2018

Kenneth D. Holtzclaw left this world and went to be with God on July 8th, 2018. Born in Morton, Texas, March 1st, 1938 and graduated High School in Odessa, Texas. He later joined the U.S. Air Force in 1957-1961, stationed in Montauk AFB, New York with a focus and love of radars and electronics. Joining Litton Industries, later moving to Garland, TX to join Texas Instruments becoming a Sr Engineer. He received outstanding approval by his supervisors who wrote in his review … “His knowledge, judgement, expertise, motivation and unselfish attitude have enabled him to contribute significantly to the solution of highly complex problems at the sub-assy and system level. He has been responsible for the system integration and test activities that were on an extremely critical schedule which necessitated long hours and weekend work. He is highly thought of by his colleagues, the program management, and the customer.” He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University – SMU – Dallas with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. After a long career at Texas Instruments as a Sr. Engineer, he joined Syracuse Research a Sr. Research Engineer where he retired in 2000. Hobbies included; Chess, Crossword puzzles, and Reading. Kenneth D. Holtzclaw was preceded in death by his parents, W. A. and Betty N. Holtzclaw, a brother, William N. Holtzclaw, and an infant sister, Betty Lois. He is survived by three brothers, Doug of Corpus Christi, Kirby of Allen, and Curtis of Lubbock. He is also survived by three sisters, Dhiana Gould and Cynthia Trautman of Mechanicville, New York, and Carol Holtzclaw-Easley of Michigan, numerous nieces and nephews. Daughter LaDonna of Plano, Son Don of Dallas, grandchildren, Brett of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Alec & Emily of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Jenna Martinez of Rowlett - great grandchildren Makenzye & Aubrey of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Kaidyn Martinez & Lukah English of Rowlett, and Isabella of Collinsville, Oklahoma.


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Tonya Smith

July 13, 2018

I know how close you and your Daddy were. I pray you can hold his good days and wonderful memories for comfort in tough days ahead.
Big Hug.

Cherie Munoz

July 12, 2018

Ken was a wonderful person! I worked with him at TI and know first hand what he did to develop the Harpoon Missle project. He probably doesn’t know or acknowledge all the lives he’s saved with his knowledge! He was also a wonderful father to his family which he loved!

Joe M. Denton

July 12, 2018

LaDonna, So sorry for your loss. You and your Family, are in my prayers!