Terry Rayburn Holt

Terry Rayburn Holt, 76, of China Spring, went to be with our Lord on March 5, 2019. He passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Bradburn officiating

Burial: China Spring Cemetery

Terry was born and raised in Waco to Cecil Holt and Melba Holt Brown.  Terry started his 33 year career with Texas Department of Transportation in 1967. He spent his first 20 years in the Center Stripe Department where he worked in 8 Central Texas counties.  He spent his last 13+ years in the Sign Shop before retiring in 2000. Following his retirement, Terry worked part time as a “supervisor” at Shronk Automotive in China Spring.

Terry was a devoted family man.  He and Jerry celebrated 53 years of marriage this February.  Terry’s passion was spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He loved to attend their sporting events and he rarely if ever missed a game.  Terry enjoyed fishing, camping, participating in Trail Rides and rodeoing.  He was the president of the China Spring Rodeo Association in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  Terry never met a stranger and he loved talking to people and telling stories.  He was beloved by all who came into contact with him.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew; and a great-grandson.

Terry is survived by his wife, Jerry; his children, Tracy Rushing of China Spring and husband, Robby, T.P. Holt of China Spring and wife, Melissa, Jennifer Kessler of Leander and husband, Pete; his brother, Cecil Holt of Huntsville and wife, Jackie;  and his sister, Susan Novak of Kyle and husband,  John.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Bret Weaver, Sara Griffith, Niki Campbell, Cody and Lauren Holt, Clay Holt, Karly Holt, Colton Kessler, Connor Kessler, Katelyn Richter and Bradley Mitchell; numerous great-grandchildren; and extended family members.

The family would like to thank staff at Bluebonnet Health Services Hospice.  Their care allowed Terry comfort in his last days.

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Bobby Lee Wright

    Rip Uncle Terry
    Love you

  2. So sorry for your loss

  3. So sorry for your loss

  4. Ernestine Cole

    Jerry and family. I was so sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. Know that we are all praying for you to be comforted by our Lord during this time.

  5. Jerry & family I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Terry well myself, but I know he’ll be greatly missed in the community!

  6. Dear TP and family, my deepest sympathy to you and your family, especially your mom, on the loss of your dad. Keep his memory close to your heart and he will always be with you. Take care, Mary

  7. Judy Questelle

    So very sorry to learn of Terry’s passing…Prayers of comfort and peace for all…Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time…from the Questelle Family

  8. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Terry was a great man and prayers for all of you.

  9. Sandra McCoy & Family

    I am so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Praying that his family will find peace
    and strength in the days ahead.

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  11. Patrick Whipple

    Cousin Jerry and family,
    So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Rita & I will lift you and your family up in prayer as you navigate the grieving process.

  12. Cristy Springer Mitchell

    Prayers to all the family. RIP Terry……

  13. Kristi Kubitza

    So very sorry for your loss. He always had a smile and made me laugh! I wasn’t around him on a daily basis at TxDOT, but when I was, I always enjoyed being around him. Praying God gives you comfort and peace.

  14. Shirley Taylor

    I’m sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for all of you.

  15. Beverly A Wright

    Rest In Peace Terry Rayburn Holt, your work on earth is done. My condolence to his wife and children. also my special dear friends Susan and Johnny Novak, myself and my whole entire family love you. I am praying for your family that God will wrap them in peace and comfort them. In Jesus name Amen…
    Beverly Wright & Family
    San Marcos, Texas

  16. Howard and Thressa Hansen

    Our sincere condolences to Terry’s family, he was such a kind man and it was a pleasure to have known him. Terry may you Rest In Peace!

  17. Condolences to his family.

  18. Rhonda Banister

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for strength, peace and healing during this difficult time.
    Jay and Rhonda Banister

  19. So sorry for your loss, sending prayers for your family. Mo and Doug Erwin

  20. I always loved to see Terry on campus. He was always smiling and happy.
    Very sorry for you and your families loss,TP. Your father was a friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be missed by us all.

  21. Rest In Peace. May your family be comforted by our Loed.

  22. Joe and Darlene

    We are so sorry to hear about Terry. Our prayers go out to the family and friends.

  23. Joe and Darlene

    Joe and Darlene Burt

    We are so sorry to hear about Terry. Our prayers go out to the family and friends.

  24. Jerry Hoffman and Patsy Hoffman

    Jerry so sorry to hear about Terry my heart goes out to you and family may get rest in peace with no more pain. God Bless y’all

  25. Dee Dee Arnold

    Jerry, T.P and Jennifer,
    I’m so sorry to hear that Terry passed away. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. A loss is never easy. Take one day at a time. Think about all the fun times and memories you had with him. Stay strong. So sorry.
    Dee Dee Arnold-Cockrell

  26. Jerry and family, I am sending my hugs, prayers and love to all. I am so sorry for your loss. I could not go to visitation or the funeral, as I know that you understand my circumstances. Love to all.

  27. Please accept our deepest sympathy for you family’s loss. Thoughts and Prayers for you all.

    Gilda and Steve

  28. Judy&Mickey Williams

    Jerry and family, so sorry to hear about Terry. We will keep you in our prayers. You and Terry have such a beautiful family. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  29. Rest in Peace Terry.. you will be missed.. So sorry for your loss Jerri an family.. God Bless all of you.

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