Born August 13, 1927, in Lufkin, Texas, passed away at home in peace surrounded by loved ones on February 9, 2013. A husband of 60 years, father, papa and a great-grandfather, Joe was raised in East Texas, graduated from Milby High School, joined the Marine Corps, graduated from Texas A&M in 1952, and enjoyed a lifelong career as a Certified Public Accountant. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Wade and Sybil (Taylor) Holcomb; his brother, Steve Freeman; his sister in law, Ginny Bonderer and his nephew, Bruce Bonderer. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (Maples) Holcomb; his daughter Donna Warren and husband Lon, his son Roy and wife Deborah, grandchildren April, Autumn and Joe Wade Holcomb; great-grandson Ian Holcomb; his sister Martha Laird; sister-in-law Beverly Jo Dowd and husband Pat; his niece Debbie Suire and husband Danny; grand-nephew Kurt Bonderer, and numerous family, nieces, nephews and friends. A special thank you to Linda Conteh, doctors, and caretakers from Houston Hospice. Visitation will be held at the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors on Monday, February 11, 2013, from 4-7 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
, Shriner's Hospital, or charity of your choice.