David K. Holcombe, age 84 of Sugar Camp, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander. He was born on March 17, 1932, in Ballground, Georgia to Hubert and Virgie Holcombe.
David joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and served 27 years of active duty. He retired with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant in 1979 and then was employed with the Veterans Administration until retiring in 1994.
David and his wife, Carol celebrated 59 years of marriage and together raised their family to two children. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as an usher and on the Trustee Board. David was a kindhearted and gentle man who deeply loved and cared for his family. He enjoyed family get togethers and attending the grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s sporting events. He resides now in his heavenly home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ awaiting the day his beloved family joins him.
David is survived by his wife, Carol Holcombe of Sugar Camp; his daughter, Tracie (Bradley) Widule of Sugar Camp; his son, Mark Holcombe of Shreveport, LA; four grandchildren, Mark, Seth, and Tara Senter and Jessica Czaplinski; five great grandchildren, Eva, Evan, Pierson, Toshiana, and Augustine; two sisters, Jean Wingo of Jasper, GA and Brenda (Jim) Oliver of Jasper, GA; a sister-in-law, Ruth Holcombe of Acworth, GA; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John.
A memorial service for David will be held at 11:00 a.m. on , Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Rod Ankrom officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, April 21st, 2016, also at the church. Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is assisting with arrangements and condolences for the family may be directed at www.carlsonfh.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Lincoln Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501, or the Wounded Warriors Project.