Rev. Paul Holt Jr. was born on June 24, 1952, in Mansfield, Ohio. Mr. Holt departed this life on April 17, 2023, in Pensacola, Florida.
Mr. Paul Holt was the son of the late Rev. Paul Holt Sr. of Akron, Ohio and the late Mrs. Pearlie B. Holt of Mansfield, Ohio.
Paul loved God, family, music, and he loved to dance. His favorite hobbies were playing chess, fishing, and reading biblical commentaries.
Mr. Holt began his ministry in 1993 at the Macedonia C.M.E. Church in Ethelsville, Alabama under the late Pastor John I. Samuels. He attended the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Cantonment, Florida lead by Pastor Kenneth Johnson. He was previously a member of the Greater Saint John’s Church of God in Christ pastored by the late Elder J.E. Ward and then Elder Water E. Jordan.
Mr. Holt joined the United States Navy in November 1971 to 1974. He later joined the United States Army Reserve and National Guard. Mr. Holt was a member of American Legion Post 193 in Pensacola, Florida.
Mr. Holt has a daughter, Starlet (Kyle Dabney) Arrington (Massillon, OH) with the late Ms. Patricia Gomez.
He was married to Ms. Donna Miller Holt. In that marriage, they had two children. One son, Josel D. Holt (Fords, NJ) and one daughter, Ninketa S. Holt Hill (Dallas, GA).
Mr. Holt remarried to Mrs. Julie M. Billups. In that marriage was born one child, a daughter, Shanti T. Holt (Tuscaloosa, AL) and two stepchildren, Anita (Kotez) Wilkins (AL) and Aljeron Holt (OH).
Mr. Holt remarried to the late Mrs. Ruby Holt and had one stepson, Kevin Manning.
Mr. Holt remarried to the late Mrs. Janice Denise Holt and from this marriage, Mr. Holt had three stepchildren, Breashley Dixon, Kaosha Stromas, and Karry Dixon (Cantonment, FL).
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Denise Holt; parents, Rev. Paul Holt Sr., and Pearlie B. Baker; grandmother, Bernice Baker (Mansfield, OH); two sisters, Thelma L. Franklin and Brenda J. Holt Brooks; brother, John E. Holt and grandson, John Arrington (Massillon, OH).
Paul is survived by his brother Walter Lowery (CA); Grandchildren: Juwan B. Holt (New Brunswick NJ); Zephaniah Kamaree Jones (Tuscaloosa, AL); James Hill (Dallas, GA); Josiah Q. Holt and Jianni C.L. Holt (Somerset, NJ); Keyaundra L. Hinton, Quantezes K. Wilkins, and Valerie R. Wilkins (AL), Aljavon S. Holt, Yasmine L. Holt (AL), Jasmine Holt, Avery S. Holt and Warren E. Holt (OH); Ky’Ree Arrington (Massillon, OH); Synethia Holcombe, Cedric Holcombe and Sy’Myriana Holcombe (Cantonment, FL); two nieces and six nephews all of Mansfield, OH; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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