Gayle Holt

Born: Thu., Apr. 29, 1954
Died: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Celebration of Life

6:00 PM Fri., Apr. 27, 2018
Location: Winchester Moose Lodge

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Norman Gayle Holt, 63, passed away on January 31, 2018, after a short term illness-glioblastoma.  Gayle was born in Albany, Kentucky, to Norman Paris Holt and the late Mary (Wray) Holt.

Gayle was a serious competitor, especially during his younger years.  Gayle participated on the Winchester Golden Falcons track, football, and basketball teams during his high school years.  Gayle scored from the outside corners on the Falcon hardwood to achieve individual personal best record before it was classified 3 point range.  He admired his coach Mr. Rady.  Gayle was also competitive with his high school buddies with many “street hot rod cars”.  Gayle enjoyed going to the “truck” pulls with his friend and taking in the local music bands performances on the weekends. 

Gayle enjoyed motorcycling, camping, boating (mostly in Kentucky), attending 4-wheel drive jamborees, with Jason and Austin Voigt as his biggest fan, watching sports on TV.  Gayle was an avid fan of NFL and college football, especially watching the Kentucky Wildcats.  Gayle followed local high school sports, which honors 2 WCHS seniors with the Jason Holt Memorial Scholarship each year.

Gayle leaves behind his best friend, Nancy Hawley, her son’s family- Zack, Lauren, Carter, Iva and Cooper Hawley from (West Harrison, IN), his father, his two brothers:  Jim (Rhonda Davis) Holt, Winchester, Jerry Dale Holt, North Carolina, daughter, Angi Steveson (Josh Prescott), Winchester, grandchildren: Jacob and Kalista Holt, Winchester, Dustin (Mallory), Kaleb, Tangi, Tanner Steveson, great grandson, Karson.  Niece: Jessica Holt, sons-Kullen Weiss, Bryten, Cael Holt.  Nephews: Jerry Ray Hot, children-Dorian, Zoe.  Friends of the motorcycling, camping, boating worlds, jamboree buddies, and “home garage pops: arena.  Many family, friends and cousins in various states.

He is preceded by his son, Jason Dwayne Holt in 2009, whom he missed dearly, and his mother in 2015.

A celebration of Gayle’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Winchester Moose Lodge, at 191 N. Middle School Road, Winchester, IN 47394.

Contributions can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331 or Randolph County Cancer Society, 133 N. Meridian St., Winchester, IN 47394.

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Nancy Oakes Harden
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
My condolences to the family. Gayle was a dear friend throughout high school. He was without a doubt a very kind soul. Angi, I know you have endured a lot in the last few years and you have so many angels watching over you. Your dad was a very special man. God has him now and he is with Jason. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Cheryl Stump.
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
So sorry to hear of Gayle’s passing.... So many “good time” memories of him. Prayers are with all

Kurt Coyne
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
On of the best people I have ever met. Would do anything for you or with you. Truly enjoyed his company. Will be missed.

Trudy (Ferguson) Ludwick
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
Gayle was a classmate of mine. Always a kind person with a great smile. His parents and mine were both from Albany Kentucky. Prayers to all the family.

Ann Overmyer
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018
Gayle was a classmate of mine. He was a fun loving guy . Always a smile one his face. RIP

   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. And remember that "God is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalms 34:18) May those words comfort and strengthen you through this difficult time.

   Posted Wed February 07, 2018
My sincerest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort grant you strength and peace during this most difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

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Joe Burwinkel
   Posted Thu February 08, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Gayle. Gayle was a light to everyone he came in contact with and was genuinely interested in persons he encountered. May the angles watch over his loved ones and welcome him home. We miss you, brother.