Joe Holcomb, 76, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022.
Born in Winamac, Indiana, on October 15, 1945, Joe was the son of Ervin H. and Vesta M. (McClellon) Holcomb. He graduated from Aubbeenaubbe High School where he excelled as a star athlete. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Spec4 until his Honorable Discharge.
In 1979 Joe married Barbara A. Wolff in Plymouth, Indiana, and to this union came two boys, Andrew “Beau” and Brett.
Joe was also a talented musician, playing guitar and singing. As a member of his band “The Country Travelers” he had the opportunity to entertain at festivals and venues. The Country Travelers relocated to Nashville, TN to join Rex Allen Jr. as his touring band.
He worked for Bomarko, Inc. in Plymouth for 23 years as a waxer and machine operator until his retirement in 2013.
Barb and Joe are faithful members of Plymouth Trinity United Methodist Church.
Joe is survived by his wife of 43 amazing years, Barb of Plymouth, and their sons, Beau (Bridget) Holcomb of Plymouth and Brett A. Holcomb of Streamwood, IL; his cherished grandsons, Isaak and Evan Holcomb of Plymouth; brothers, Orville (Kathryn), Keith (Ruthanne) and Jerry Holcomb and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Jeff and Walt and sisters, Sally Reed, Vivian Mersch and Joan Utter.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 425 S. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Visitation will resume one hour prior in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Drew’s Gift of Music 1019 W. Jefferson Street, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com
Ed Barcus says
Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.
Barbara Smith says
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you snd all the family!
Michael Vannette says
We are sorry for the loss of Joe from this world. He was an amazing and caring man. You will be in our thoughts as we all grieve his passing.
Love, The Vannette Family
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
We send you our love and our prayers. A good man, has gone to live with God.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Gloria Buzzard says
Barb and Family,
We are saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. He always would be so animated when we would see him. He leaves a wonderful legacy of warmth and joy, and hopefully that will bring comfort as time passes.
Gloria and Scott Buzzard
peg van meter says
Barb I remember when Joe stopped at farm and said Peg meet my wife I said Hi Barb.. ,,, He was my classmate and great basketball player.. Sorry for you loss..
Sonja (Westphal) Shively says
So sorry for your loss of Joe, may the Lord who died for him on the cross. Give you peace and, an inward joy that Joe is with the Lord. The pain you fill at losing someone so special to you and your family.
May your pain be replace with the love you shared and beautiful memories of days pasted. God bless you and your family at a very
hard time in your lives.
Ken olin says
Joe and I had many good times playing basketball together. A real talent.
Teri Zechiel says
We are so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. We will always have such fond memories of him at the many marching band performances we attended together. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers.
Bill and Teri Zechiel
Dan and Lynne Barden says
Oh, Barb, we are so sorry you have lost the love of your life. We only knew him from saying hello at Lifeplex, but he was such a pleasant man. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers.
Larry Shaffer says
Everyone I know looked up to Joe. He inspired many of us. May the memory of Joe bring smiles to your face. My deepest condolences to his family.
Robert and Christine Halling says
There are no words to describe our sorrow, Barb. We only knew Joe for a short time at church. We enjoyed his music, loved his beautiful voice so much.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob and Christine Halling
Jon and Mary Kubley says
Jon and I are so sorry to hear about Joe-he was such a gem ! He always had a big smile for us, always asked about the kids, always seemed like he was in a good mood. We will be holding you up in prayer as you and your family mourn his loss.
Judith A Reinhold Colen says
Barb and Family
I am truly sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. we was a joy to visit with. So many great memories I have to cherish. I am wrapping you all up in the Lord’s healing arms. May Jesus watch over you all in these next days, weeks, months to help you on this path without Joe by your sides.
Linda Schaller says
Barb and Family,
We were sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ben and Linda Schaller
Clara Woolley says
I was truly sorry to read of the death of Joe. While I did not know him well, I do know that you and he have both been quite active in the community in a positive way. Trinity Church has benefitted due to service by the two of you. Enjoy the good memories, rely on your Faith, and do continue your service to the Church.