March 10, 1962 ~ March 20, 2006

Born in: Spartanburg, SC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Brian K. Holt, 43, of 14 Shelby Drive, Asheville, NC passed away on Monday, March 20, 2006 in the John F. Keever, Jr. Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center, after a courageous battle with cancer. Brian is survived by his wife of 20 years, Terry Hill Holt, son Daniel, age 12 and daughter, Sarah, age 4, of the home. He is also survived by his parents, Bert and Maxine Holt of Statesville, NC; brother, Darrell, and his wife Lisa, nephew Justin and niece Amber also of Statesville. Brian leaves behind many extended family, friends and co-workers to cherish his memory. Born on April 10, 1962 in Spartanburg, SC, Brian graduated from Statesville Senior High in 1980. A graduate of East Carolina University, he concentrated in the area of finance with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Brain was employed with Hometrust Bank of Asheville since 1987, most recently as Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of the Weaverville, NC branch. He was involved in the Mortgage Bankers Association of Western North Carolina, holding the position of president in past years. Brian also held membership with the Asheville Board of Realtors and Home Builders Association, as well as, consistent support of our local United Way. Brian and his family are members of the Presbyterian faith. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road in Arden. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. For friends of Brian’s family in Statesville, a memorial service will also be held there at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23rd at the First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brian’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Bldg.1 Asheville, NC 28801, for lung cancer research or to the Around the Son Preschool Scholarship Fund at Skyland United Methodist Church, 1984 Hendersonville Road Asheville, NC 28803 or to your local hospice center.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do let us know. We tried to make it to Asheville, but things did not work out. Terry, Daniel, & Sara you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Brian through the mortgage industry via Mortgage Bankers, etc. What a wonderful person. I am so sad to see him go so early but he is going to a wonderful place. May he be at peace with the angels.

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  3. I did not have the pleasure of working with Brian here at HomeTrust. However, I do know that everyone he touch loved and appreciated him. What a great legacy to have that kind of impact on people. My family prays for the Holt kids that God will give them assurance.

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  4. I have such happy memories of Brian from Mortgage Bankers. He could make you laugh with his meekness approach which made it even funnier!
    He was such a kind person. My prayers are with the family.

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  5. Eventhough I never met Brian in person, I heard so many nice things about him through co-workers. He was a valuable member of our HomeTrust team, and we are truly going to miss him. I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  6. Brian was one of the kindest and most gentle people I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  7. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of great loss. Brian was a great member of the HomeTrust team. We shall all continue to remember the family in our prayers.

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  8. Terry and family,
    Matthew and I are very saddened by your loss. We will keep you in our prayers and although there are no words that could possibly help comfort you now, know that we are thinking of you. With love,
    Pam Robinson and Matthew
    (From the Academy of Asheville)

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  9. To the Entire Holt Family: My deepest sympathies to each and every one of you. I had the pleasure of working with Brian on several real estate closings in the past years. He was a very kind person and a man of great integrity. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  10. Brian’s Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was an honor to know and work with Brian. He earned the respect of everyone who knew him.

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  11. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Holt family. I had the pleasure of working with Brian at the Home Trust Bank (Clyde Saving Bank). Brian always had a smile on his face. Brian was a very kind person and a man of great integrity. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

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  12. Terry,

    You are in my prayers and thoughts. I thoroughly enjoyed knowing and working with Brian. In times like this God can and will give us the strength to endure. May God’s presence and love surround and support you and your family. Wayne

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  13. My wife and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Brian was a kind, gentle man wbo helped us in so many way. We will miss him.

    Sincerely,
    Matt and Anne Hutzel

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  14. Terry, Daniel, Sarah and family,
    Just wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Brian went through a long and courageous battle with his cancer. We have prayed for him and the whole family daily through this journey. We will continue to lift your family up in our prayers. May God give you peace in the days ahead.

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  15. Dear Bert and family. I was so sad to read about Brian. I know you are all in God’s hands and pray for his peace and comfort. With love. Pat

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  16. Brian was such a kind and upstanding person. He had a wonderful spirit and much courage. He was a valued member of our community here in the Oaks. My deepest sympathy to each of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  17. My deepest sypmathy to Brian’s family. I knew Brian through the Mortgage Lending community in Asheville. He was a wonderful man. May God Bless you all.

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  18. My thoughts and prayers are with Brians family. I have been associated with Brian since he began with Clyde Savings Bank (HomeTrust), and have never known a better person.

    Gary Wilde
    Dry Ridge Appraisal Service

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  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s family during this time. We have known Brian as a friend and colleague since his affiliation with HomeTrust Bank. May God comfort as only He is able.

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  20. We were sad but optimistic for all of the family when we heard the news of Brian’s illness over a year ago. We are friends of Darrell and Lisa, and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

    Our love and compassion,
    Glenn and Beth Ford

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  21. I met Brian through business but am privileged to have grown to count him as a friend. He was a fine man who was a positive influence on many lives. He will be greatly missed. Family, you have been, and will continue to be, in my prayers.

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  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kevin and I have known Bert Holt for 8 years and through him have come to know and love your family. May God be with you now and forever.

    Love,
    Amanda, Kevin & Davis

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  23. I’ve known and respected Brian for years, and have missed his wisdom, competence and courteous manner ever since his illness kept him from work. He was a joy to get to know. Lord, please keep Brian’s family in your arms, comfort them when they feel there is no comfort, and carry them through this time.

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  24. My heart goes out to the entire Holt family. I had the pleasure of working with Brian a couple of years ago. I was deeply saddened to hear of his illness and his passing. He was a great man, whom I know will be greatly missed.

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  25. Terri: I was in Spain when Brian passed away and did not know of his death until today. Although I left Hometrust Bank over three years ago, I have had all of you in my prayers since I found out about Brian’s illness. He was a great favorite of mine and I thought highly of him. He was a good person and will be missed by all who knew him. If there is anything I can ever do, please let me know. If not, please know what I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Debra Mintz

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  26. Brian was wonderful to work with. I had the honor of getting to know him while working with him at HomeTrust Bank. I pray that Brian’s wife, children and family find solace during this time and that they can find comfort in the happy memories that remain and will always be there in their hearts.

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  27. Terry,

    I just wanted you know how sorry I am for the loss of Brian.

    He was truly a great guy and I enjoyed working with him from my days at Clyde Savings.

    I will continue to keep you, Daniel and Sarah in my prayers.

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  28. To Terry, Daniel and Sarah, My thoughts an prayers are with you during this time of loss.

    Terry L. Davis
    Western Region Mortgage Sales Manager
    RBC Centura Bank

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  29. My prayers are with your family. Brian made such a positive impact on everyone who came in contact with him. The Mortgage Bankers of WNC have been blessed to know and work with him. May God bless your family and you feel His loving arms around you.

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  30. Terry, we know the last few days have been so hard. We love you and pray for you and your sweet children. We will see you Wednesday.

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