John Welton Holcomb


Mr. John Welton Holcomb, age 80, of Old Highway 41, Adairsville, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

He was born in Kingston, GA, March 14, 1938, son of the late Arelige Milton Holcomb and Birtie Mae Wilkey Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb was of the Baptist faith.   He was owner operator of J & S Trucking for 40 years. Family meant everything to him, especially his grandchildren. In his free time you would find him somewhere doing something with hot-rod cars. He loved everything about them,  rebuild them, race them, and show them. He enjoyed a good western with John Wayne, listening to Elvis, and doing a little fishing. Mr. Holcomb was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Holcomb; grandson, Joshua Evans;  brother, Roy Holcomb; and sister, Helen Gruber.

Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Susan Holcomb; children, Debbie (Wayne) Brady, Ricky Holcomb, Lisa Kelly, Kim Rice, and Jerrie Sue Thomas; grandchildren, Adam Evans, Branson Brady, Danielle Davis, John Kelley, Ricky Windsor, Steven Kelley, Karlie Rice, Adrienne Rice, and Jessica (Michael) Herbermann; brothers, Charles Holcomb and Jerry Holcomb; sister, Ruther Truman; serval great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 30, 2018, at 3:00 PM from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Adairsville, with Reverends Brent Tatum and C.E. Wilkey officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Adairsville.  Pallbearers include Branson Brady, Steven Kelley, Ricky Windsor, Steven McBurnett, Clint Holcomb, and Beau Holcomb.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Barton Funeral Home. 

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R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. John Welton Holcomb.