Alton Holt, 91, of Mountain View, Arkansas entered into rest on May 20, 2011 at the Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.
Alton was born July 30, 1919 in Fifty Six, Arkansas to Joseph and Isabell Holt. He married Nina Sullivan on January 2, 1939. Together they had four children, ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the Gaylor Community. He was ordained as a Baptist preacher on April 18, 1953. He was pastor of the Shady Grove Church for more than 23 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.
He is survived by sons Jerry Holt of Mtn. View, David Holt and wife Dorrie of Mountain View; daughter Jennie Crawford and husband Ray of Barstow, California; daughter-in-law Mary Holt of Mountain View; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Alton was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Nina Holt; a son Junior Max Holt; his parents Joseph and Isabell Holt and ten brothers and sisters.
Visitation is 6 - 8 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2011 at Roller Coffman Chapel, Mtn. View.
Funeral service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Roller Coffman Chapel, Mtn. View with Bro. Luther Branscum officiating and interment in Fifty Six Cemetery, Fifty Six, Arkansas.
Pallbearers are Tommy Ross, Lane Ross, Lynn Holt, Chris Holt, Max Holt and Shawn Downs. Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Carroll, Trevor Downs, Adam and Austin Holt, Jeremy and Robert Trujillo, Joshua and Evan Ow, Connor Mills, Tyler, Bourly, James and Rex Crawford and Bryden Holt.
Roller Coffman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.