Obituary and funeral service: John Rosser Holt, 68, of Monroe

John Rosser Holt, 68, of Monroe, passed away on January 23, 2021. He was born on October 29, 1952 in Sanford, North Carolina, to the late John Rufus Holt and the late Eleanor Rosser Holt. John was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Holt Windham and brother, David Holt.  

Surviving members of Mr. Holt’s family are his wife, Judy Holt, son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Catie Holt, all of Monroe.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Monroe, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment at Resthaven Cemetery in Monroe, GA will be private and for family only.

John served in the U. S. Army for over 27 years, first being drafted during the Vietnam War era. After being honorably discharged, he returned to college and joined the ROTC. After graduating from college, he served in the N. C. National Guard before transferring to the U. S. Army Reserves at Fort Gillem, where he served until he retired in 2007.

John was a devoted husband and father. He was very involved in his son Mike’s life; coaching little league baseball and basketball, serving as a leader in Scouts and a youth counselor at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville.

After retiring from the military, John volunteered as a Blue Angel in the Emergency Room at Piedmont-Walton Hospital. His hobbies were spending time with his family, fishing and traveling.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in John’s memory to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University or the American Cancer Society.

Meadows Funeral Home was in charge of making the arrangements. Please sign the guest book at

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Service.

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