Steve Holcombe went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 2023.
Steve is survived by his two sons, Rusty and Josh; and his brother, Jay.
Steve was diagnosed with liver cancer in March of 2023. Steve fought a good fight and was always in good spirits. When I asked him how he felt about getting diagnosed with cancer, he said, “God is in control and God is good.” He will always be remembered for his love for the Lord and his love for his family. I suppose I should also add his love for trains. We all know that dad loved trains.
He also loved his wife, Pam. Pam passed away 2 years ago, on May 3, 2021. After she passed, we were reminded how fragile life was and how short our time is with one another. We made the most of the last 2 years with dad and I am so thankful for that time together. Dad wasn’t very formal and never really asked for much. The only thing I remember him saying about his funeral was that he wanted us to play the song, “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog.” If you were close to Steve at all, then you probably heard him belt that song out a few times. Dad was easy going and pretty laid back and he always griped if he had to get dressed up. So, because of all of those things, we have elected not to have a formal service for dad. Rather, we will have an informal lunch together in his honor. We will spend that time sharing stories and words about dad and remembering all the great times we had together. If you would like more information about that lunch, please contact Josh, Rusty, or Jay.
One last word as I close, don’t take today for granted. Go hug your loved ones and tell them you love them. Also, take lots of pictures. There are never enough pictures.
****Affectionately written by the son of Mr. Holcombe****
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