DENISON - Billy Wayne Holt, 63, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 in Denison, Texas.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bratcher Funeral Home, Denison, Texas.
Funeral service will be Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Bells, Texas with Rev. Mark Mitchell officiating.
Pallbearers will be Corky Criswell, Eric Neidert, Tim Patrick, Edgar Guevara, David Martin and Matt Porter. Honorary pallbearers Dwayne Wortham and Bill Ellis.
Bill was born September 26, 1949 in Denison, Texas to Bill H. Holt and Ruby B. Rowland. He spent much of his career working for the railroad, first for the "Katy" and then the Union Pacific. He loved talking trains with anyone who would listen. This was a love he inherited from his dad.
Diddy, as he was affectionately known to family and friends, was lucky to have several great joys in his life: his wife, Sandra, his children, Todd Holt and Amy Neidert and husband Eric, and twin grandchildren Jake and Kelly Neidert. Diddy was an avid hunter who loved nothing more than jumping the duck ponds with Jake and Trapper his dog. He also loved listening to Kelly's long chit chats with her Grammy and attending Kelly's dance recitals. He was always there for his family, no matter what!
He is survived by his immediate family Sandra, Todd, Amy, Eric, Jake and Kelly. He also has a wonderful multitude of family and friends he leaves behind: cousin Donna Criswell and husband Corky, cousin Courtney McDonald and husband Warren and children Avery and Josh, cousin David Martin, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Sherri Dugan and their families, Dwayne and Carol Wortham, Jeffery, Katie and Hunter Thompson, Larry Stanphill, Bill Massenburg, Bobbie and Andy Russell, and Edgar and Melissa Guevara and children Rachel and Ethan as well as many others.