Matthew E. Holbrook, age 38, formally of Kingsport, TN, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Charlottesville, VA. Matthew was a Kingsport native and the son of Ann Holtzclaw and the late Ron Holbrook. He was employed by New Virginia Tractor company, Orange, Va. Matthew was a former Eagle Scount, an Army ROTC Gold Bar Recruiter at U.T., a member and past president of the Columbia West Rotary Club.He graduated from Sullivan North High School in 1992 and from the University of Tennessee in 1996. He proudly served his country in the United States Army where he was a captain. Matthew was also active in the Army Reserves. Other than his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, L. G. and Hattie Smith Holbrook; maternal grandparents, Sidney and Minnie Edwards Cussins, along with several aunts and uncles.
Survivors, other than his mother, Ann Holtzclaw include his 2nd dad, Tommy Holtzclaw; sons; Jackson, Nolan and Preston Holbrook; the mother of his boys, Julie Reynolds Holbrook; brothers and sisters; Jennifer Stapleton and husband Marty, Sheri Shaffer and husband Tim, Daniel Holbrook and wife Jessica, Hannah Hanson and husband James, Sarah Laguardia and husband Tom, John Holtzclaw and Joel Holtzclaw and wife Amanda; nieces and nephews: Bo Logan, Petyon Shaffer, Breanna Stapleton and Riley Holbrook, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and treasured friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m. at Orebank Missionary Baptist church. A Celebration of Life service for Matt will follow at 7;00 p.m. with Pastor David Foster, officiating. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be David Price, David Laney, Steve Frazier, Steve Odom, Matt Nolen and Jim Clark. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 12;45 p.m. for the service.
In liew of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Matt Holbrook Son's memorial fund, c/o Knoxville TVA Credit Union, 2518 East Stone Drive, kingsport, TN. 37660.