Arnold Holcombe (6-16-12) service 6-19-12

 

Arnold Holcombe

Arnold Holcombe of Savannah was born in Waterloo, Ala., on Feb. 16, 1930, the son of the late Earnest Powers and Sarah Dennis Holcombe.

On July 30, 1955, Arnold was united in marriage to Patsy Austin, who survives.

Arnold served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952, where he was in the 5th Calvary regiment Company A and served in the Korean War. Arnold received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze campaign stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Army Occupation Medal while serving his country. Arnold also was the owner of Holcombe Grocery for 30 years and he was a rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years.

He was a member of Hollands Creek United Methodist Church, the Volunteer Fireman Association of Walnut Grove, the 5th Calvary Association and was a former member of the Hospital Board.

Arnold departed this life on Saturday, June 16, in Savannah, at the age of 82 years and 4 months.

In addition to his wife, Patsy of Corinth, Miss., Arnold is survived by one son, Rickey Holcombe and his wife Sherra of Corinth, Miss.; and one daughter, Alicia McKinny and her husband Keith of Milan, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Adam Reid Holcombe and Kyle Austin Holcombe, both of Corinth, Miss., and Sarah Emily McKinny and Rachel Suzanne McKinny, both of Milan, Tenn.

Arnold is also survived by five brothers, Willard Holcombe of Waterloo, Ala., James L. Holcombe of Waterloo, Ala., Cletus Holcombe of Central, Ala., Edwin Holcombe of Shelbyville, Tenn. and Leonard Holcombe of Waterloo, Ala., one sister, Bernice Bennett of Florence, Ala.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nina Ruth Holcombe and Earline Holcombe.

Services were held on Tuesday, June 19, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Don Harold Lawrence officiating. Burial followed in the Hollands Creek Cemetery at Hardin County, Tenn.

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