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William R. Holcomb Jr. / September 28, 2021

William R. Holcomb Jr., 69, of Chase City, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, South Boston. He was born in Charlotte County on June 6, 1952 to the late Robert Holcomb Sr. and Gertrude Diggs. He was a graduate of Randolph-Henry High School and worked in the lumber industry at Lindsey Sawmill, Spaulding Lumber and Appomattox River Company.

William was baptized in Jesus’ name at Holy Name Church of Jesus and received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:38. He served as a deacon, usher, choir member, minister and in 2018 became pastor.

In 1982, William married his loving wife of 39 years, May Bell. He enjoyed spending time at home with his family and enjoyed antique car shows. He loved sharing childhood stories. William was selfless, kind-hearted, and loved by many.

He is survived by his wife, May Bell Holcomb; one stepson, Quentin Baskerville Sr. (Pamela), of South Hill; two daughters, Shannon Winslow (Jakob) of Huachuca City, Az., and Christie Holcomb of Chase City; five grandchildren, Quentin Jr., Quanetia, Jayquan, Eliana, and Elijah; two brothers, Carl Holcomb (Margie) of Mechanicsville and Ryan Holcomb (Vada) of Louisa; one sister, Brenda Burton of Chase City; three brothers-in-law, Dandy “Daniel” Watson (Louise) of Chase City, Larry Watson of Fort Mitchell and Harvey Harris of Saxe; and a vast number of loving relatives and caring friends.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery, Chase City. Public viewing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 2-6 p.m. A mask is required for all viewings and services.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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