of Charleston, AR
November 12, 1936 - August 2, 2023
Billy Wayne Holzman, 86, of Charleston, AR passed away on August 2, 2023 after a prolonged illness.Bill was born in Roseville, AR on November 12, 1936. He graduated from County Line High School in 1954 where he was Senior Class President. He also served in the AR Army National Guard.Bill was married to Dona Burton on May 10, 1957 and they were married 66 years. They shared common goals for serving the Lord, each other and their families.Bill had a long and successful career with Western Union Telegraph for 31 years. He began his second career as a funeral director in the mid-1980s. He served as a funeral director at Smith's Mortuary in Charleston, AR for many years before retiring.Throughout Bill's life he invested time, talent and treasure in his church. He was actively involved in teaching Sunday School and serving as a deacon in many churches over the years and most recently at First Baptist Church of Charleston, AR. For several years, he also proudly served as a board member for Camp Siloam.Bill obsessively worked in his yard and gardens and loved when others noticed his lawn and blooming flowers. His lawn served as a haven to birds and he fed them daily, to make sure they hung around. He was a gifted, quick-witted storyteller and delighted friends and especially younger family members with recalling events, antics of the past and how he would get so tickled at his own narration and recollections.Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Norene Holzman and brothers, Bob, Phil and Don.Bill is survived by his wife, Dona Burton Holzman; his son, Rod Holzman of Charleston, AR; his daughter, Lynn Holzman Pharr of Maumelle, AR; a grandson, Nathan Pharr (Emily) of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a granddaughter, Sarah Pharr (Jason Gavenman) of Durham, NC; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Penelope and Noah; one sister, Pam Holzman Tobey (David) of Charleston, AR; brother and sisters-in laws, Haskell and Martha Casalman of Caulksville, AR; Tiny Holzman of Grand Prairie, TX; Carolyn Holzman of Central City, AR, many nieces and nephews and his beloved four-legged constant companion, ''Babe''/Rosco.Visitation will be held at 2 to 4 PM on Sunday, August 6th at Roller Funeral Home in Paris. The funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, August 7th at Roller Funeral Home in Paris, AR. Reverend Bill VanMeter will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the funeral at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Charleston, AR. Pallbearers will be Joe Burton, Jr., William Burton, Ryan Casalman, Jody Crimm, Dustin Holzman and Mike Holzman. Donnie Holzman will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family wishes to thank Mercy Hospice and our nurse, Robin Oliver, for their kind and invaluable help as well as the friends, neighbors and family, who provided emotional and social support over the past several years as his health declined.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to a charity of your choice or Camp Siloam, 3600 S. Lincoln Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.
Thoughts and prayers for the Holzman family Neal and Tamara Wade
May God's comfort and peace surround you during this time. Take care and God bless - Robin
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family through this difficult time. Eddie & Martha
Condolences to the family. I remember meeting Mr. Bill when the family was living in New Bern. Knew him as a good and helpful man. Rod and I were in school and then working together then.
I became acquainted with Bill in 1998 when he took care of my mom after she passed away. I remember how kind he was to our family and made us feel like we were all that mattered during our most difficult time. My heart goes out to his family and I pray for peace and comfort for each of you! With love and respect! Alton and Teresa ðŸ’–
Praying for you all. Bill and Dona were such special people to our family.
Dona I'm so sorry for your loss. God will see you through! ðŸ™
All my love and prayers to the family. Bill was a wonderful and kind man.
Dona, Lynn, Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. He was such a nice and caring person. He will be greatly missed by all who new him. Sincerely, Andy and Teresa Schluterman
Many memories. Prayers for the family. ..
Lynn, I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in whatâ€™s to be,A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity.We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way,We all were meant to learn some things,but never meant to stayâ€¦Our destination is a place,Far greater than we know. For some the journeyâ€™s quicker,For some the journeyâ€™s slow. And when the journey finally ends,Weâ€™ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace,Together with the lord
So sorry for your loss, great guy