William Coleman Holcomb

December 23, 1932May 5, 2013
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William C. Holcomb, 80, passed away on May 5, 2013. He is survived by his wife Caroline (nee Barron) Martin and his children Tabitha Holcomb, Jose Palos, Angelica Dopuch, and Teresa Palos. William was a 30 year retired marine S.S.G.T. He was a member of Shiners International, a member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry S.J.U.S.A., a 40 year Mason with Webster Groves Lodge #84, a life member of Pvt. George Phillips Detachment, a life member of VFW Post 3944, a member of American Legion Thomas-Boothe #33, a Woodson Terrace Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, and a Pup in the Military Order of Devil Dogs. A visitation will be held from 4-8pm on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074. A funeral service will be held at 10:30am at the funeral home. Private cremation will follow.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 10, 2013

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Tabitha Holcomb

May 5, 2014

A year ago today i lost you,, there never goes a day i dont think of you. I miss you so very much! Im so proud to have you as my dad! I love you so so much! Your blue eyed little girl!

Caroline Martin

June 27, 2013

It was hard to see you go, but I know you are not struggling anymore. You touched so many lives, most of all mine. You were my "rock", my protector, my friend who loved me unconditionally. Rest in peace, until we are together again. Carry on, Marine. You accomplished a lot in your lifetime and can rest peacefully for a job well done. Semper Fidelis!! Your devoted wife - Cqroline.

Al & Joan Shenberg

June 2, 2013

Caroline, We know how hard it is to lose a loved one, especially a spouse. We are so sorry for your loss. We appreciate Bill's & your contributions to the community. Heartfelt sympathy, Al & Joan Shenberg

Marietta Hearn

May 28, 2013

Bill was your fortress in a storm and loved you so much. He had touched so many lives. Everyone that met him loved him and respected him. Though the love of your life is gone in body, always remember he is with you in your heart forever. You both held such a special place in my heart and I will remember how wonderful he was to me and others he has met on this earth. My prayers are with you along with a blessing of a brighter hope for tomorrow.

Deanna Wicker Noseff

May 11, 2013

Carolyn, I am sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Theresa Pope

May 10, 2013

Caroline, I was truly sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I wish I could have come and personally expressed my condolences, but know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Take care.

Richard Roderick

May 10, 2013

Carolyn: My thoughts and prayers are with you. "May all your storms be weathered, and all that's good gets better "

Carl Ramsey

May 10, 2013

I talked only talked with Bill on the phone during his last days, but thanks to his loving, lovely wife Caroline, I got to read his history and see his pictures in full uniform. He looks like he stepped right out of a recruiting poster. He was truly a Marine's Marine. I serve as his ML's newsletter editor and had the pleasure of presenting his wonderful persona to his fellow Marines.

May 10, 2013

Caroline and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a truly amazing man and a great friend for many years. he was Dad Holcomb to many Rainbow Girls.
Barbara Jennings, Leah Jennings Ernst, Elizabeth Jennings Altemueller.

Janet Valentine

May 9, 2013

Caroline, sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go to you and your loved ones at this time.