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John William Holtz, II

June 27, 1927 — August 26, 2017

John William Holtz, II, of Kaufman, and former long-time resident of Coleman, died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his residence. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Elm Street of Christ, 216 West Elm Street, Coleman, with Mr. Tim Baugh officiating, assisted by Mr. Paul Hodnett and Mr. Bob Martin. Burial will be in the Coleman City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

John William Holtz, II, was born June 27, 1927 in Coleman to John and Amanda Tomlinson Holtz. He grew up in Coleman and graduated from Coleman High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps at the end of World War II. On September 12, 1946, he married Dorica Meador in Coleman. John started in the grocery business, working at the Piggly Wiggly in Coleman and later becoming a manager there. He later purchased Tate’s Grocery on Needham Street in Coleman. He also owned the City Food Market in Hamlin and Holtz Super Market in Clyde.

John stayed busy, serving in many school and community activities including, Boy Scout Scoutmaster, Little League coach and Fire Chief of the Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department. John was a member and stockholder in the Independent Grocery Association and Affiliated Foods in Dallas and State Director of Retail Grocery Association. After returning to Coleman in 1980, John worked for the Coleman Housing Authority and later became the Executive Director. John was an Elder and Deacon at the Elm Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Dorcia Holtz of Kaufman; two daughters, Pam Rountree and husband, Mike, of Fort Worth, Shelley Holtz of Odessa; one son, J.B. Holtz and wife, Pam, of Kaufman; six brothers and sisters, Dorothy Yates of Pensacola, Florida, Mae White of Eastland, Fay Hall of Appalachia, New York, Patsy Burnet and husband, Ken, of Eastland, Olen Holtz and wife, Nita, of Abilene, R. L. Holtz and wife, Lyna, of San Angelo; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Hazel Field, Grace Griffin, Mary Brown, infant sister Odessa Holtz; two step-sisters, Louise Leone, Frankie Ayers; 11 brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

Memorial donations may be made to the Elm Street Church of Christ, P. O. Box 998, Coleman, Texas 76834.

Condolences for the family may left online at


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stevens Funeral Home
400 West Pecan Street
Coleman, Texas 76834

Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
2:00 PM

Elm Street Church of Christ
216 West Elm Street
Coleman, Texas 76834

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