The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 11, 2014

Michael G. Holt

JOPLIN, Mo. — Mr. Michael Gordon "Mike" Holt, 57, of Joplin, Mo., departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, after a brief illness.

Mike entered this life on April 19, 1956, in Joplin, Mo., born to the union of Helen (Hoagland) and the late Jack Gordon Holt. He was a lifelong resident of Joplin. He attended Martin Luther Christian School in Joplin and was a 1974, graduate of Joplin High School. He furthered his education by attending Crowder College and Missouri Southern. He worked in the field of custodial maintenance. He enjoyed spending time outdoors where his favorite activities were hunting, fishing, gardening and bird watching.

Mike is survived by one son, Christopher Holt; a granddaughter, Vivian Holt; his mother, Helen Holt; a brother, Greg Holt, all of Joplin; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Holt are 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Chapel of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin, with Rev. Gregory Mech officiating. Burial will follow in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. in the mortuary chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorials are being directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and contributions may be left at the mortuary.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin, Mo.

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