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Donald Virgil Holcomb

January 12, 1950 — February 20, 2022

   Donald Virgil Holcomb, 72, of 46 Tinkham Road, Eure, NC, died Sunday, February 20, 2022 in his home where he was cared for by his family.

   Mr. Holcomb was born in Richwood, West Virginia on January 12, 1950, and was the son of the late John Paul and Bertha Workman Holcomb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Holcomb and Delores June Westfall; by a brother, Kenneth Holcomb; and by his foster parents, Mabel and Herman Barker.

   A veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired from the US Navy after serving for more than 22 years. An Aviation Hydraulics specialist, he worked on primarily A-6 Global Intruder Aircraft and A-4 Fighter Jets. During his Navy career he served on the USS Kennedy and the USS Nimitz Aircraft Carriers, and the USS Biddle Guided Missile Frigate.

   Since moving to Gates County to experience the quiet life of the country, he found enjoyment with his friends in membership of the Gates County Hunt Club.

   Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Patti-Jo Talmage Holcomb; two daughters, Nancy-Jo Holcomb of Eure and Donna Lynn Holcomb (Cassie) of Madison, Indiana; a sister, Marie Butler of Swiss, WV; a brother, Lawrence Holcomb of Denise, WV; and four grandchildren, Precious and Tru Courtney, and Jasmine and Harper Holcomb.

   A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, and will be conducted by the Rev. Wade Bennett. Military Honors will be rendered on the front lawn of the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Friends may visit with the family in the funeral home the hour prior to the service.

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