Mr. Holbrook died Sunday, June 9, 2013, following a period of declining health.
Born in Miami, Fla., he was the son of the late Wilmer T. and Lillian E. Smith Holbrook Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Marie Price and Lorene Wallis, and brothers, Charlie Holbrook, Roy Holbrook, Cecil Holbrook, Robert Holbrook and Marvin (Mickey) Holbrook.
Mr. Holbrook was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II. Mr. Holbrook was retired from the United States Postal Service. Many will remember him from the Clarkesville Post Office, where he greeted everyone with a smile and a warm “hello.” He would always acknowledge children who came in with their parents and grandparents and he would offer them bubble gum or a piece of candy. Mr. Holbrook was a member of Clarkesville Baptist Church and he was a life member of Grant Reeves VFW Post No. 7720, where he served on the Honor Guard for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Marian Wilson Holbrook of Clarkesville; daughter, Elizabeth Holbrook Stafford of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie H. and Don Dowie of Conyers; son, Dr. James Holbrook of Key West, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Reid and Karla Holbrook of Jefferson; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Dorothy Holbrook of Clarkesville; as well as seven grandchildren, Charlie Stafford, Jackson and Hannah Holbrook, Daniel Brown, Cole, Brett and Gray Holbrook.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Clarkesville Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 667, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
Those wishing may send condolences to the family at hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
June 12, 2013