MSGT Ernest B. "Ernie" Holcomb USAF (ret)

August 27, 1937April 13, 2018

Ernest B. Holcomb, 80, of Brooksville, FL entered into rest Friday, April 13, 2018. Born August 27, 1937 in Lizemore, WV, he was the son of the late Ernest Joe and Alma (Jones) Holcomb. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lawrence Samples; in-laws, Delbert and Sadie (Salisbury) Ramsey; brother, Darrell Holcomb; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Marie Casto; niece, Brenda Crenshaw; and nephews, Matthew Holcomb and Gary Casto. Ernie is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Ramsey) Holcomb and loving daughter, Teresa Holcomb; brother, Kendell (Charlotte) Holcomb of TX; sister-in-law, Marilyn Holcomb of CA; sisters, Rosemary (Jack) McClung of KY, Shirley Wolfe of OH and Lois Golembrowski of AZ. He graduated from Clay County High School in the class of 1956. Ernie was retired from both the Air Force after 22 years of service, and the U.S. Post Office after 18 years. He enjoyed gardening and meeting friends at McDonald’s for coffee and solving the world’s problems. Ernie was a member of Eden Baptist Church, as well as a Mason and Shriner. He was a man of integrity and honor who loved his church, family and friends. The family would like to add a special thank you to our friends, church family and the doctors and nurses at the hospitals who cared for him. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Eden Baptist Church, 22308 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Eden Baptist Church, 22308 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to the service at 11:00 am, and interment will follow the service at Lake Lindsey Cemetery. Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill, FL.


  • Ernest Joe Holcomb, Father
  • Alma Jones, Mother
  • Lawrence Samples, Stepfather
  • Darrell Holcomb, Brother
  • Delbert Ramsey, Father-in-law
  • Sadie (Salisbury) Ramsey, Mother-in-law
  • Wayne Casto, Brother-in-law
  • Marie Casto, Sister-in-law
  • Brenda Crenshaw, Niece
  • Matthew Holcomb, Nephew
  • Gary Casto, Nephew
  • Patricia "Pat" (Ramsey) Holcomb, Beloved wife of 58 years, Brooksville, FL
  • Teresa "Terry" Holcomb, Loving daughter, Brooksville, FL
  • Kendell Holcomb, Brother of Texas
  • Charlotte Holcomb, Sister-in-law of Texas
  • Marilyn Holcomb, Sister-in-law of California
  • Rosemary McClung, Sister of Kentucky
  • Jack McClung, Brother-in-law of Kentucky
  • Shirley Wolfe, Sister of Ohio
  • Lois Golembrowski, Sister of Arizona


  • Friends Will Be Received Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service of Remembrance Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Interment With Military Honors Follows Thursday, April 19, 2018

MSGT Ernest B. "Ernie" Holcomb USAF (ret)

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Mary Morris

April 17, 2018

Sorry for your loss. I am a cousin from Dixie,W.Va. My grandmother was Dovie Holcomb. My aunt was Mildred Asseff (Tommy ) of Clay,W.Va. Minnie Nichols was also an Aunt of Lizemores, Minnie & I use to come to Joe Holcombs & pick Blackberries. My Mother was Rhetta Brown. I am so sorry for your loss .May God comfort and guide you.