Harold Douglas Holman (2018-09-07 12:59:38)

Mr. Harold Douglas Holman, age 76, of Boone and Steinhatchee, Florida, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Florida.

Born October 26, 1941 in Ashe County, he was a son of the late Freeman and Martha Orfield Holman. Harold was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and later scalloping. He also was an accomplished baker and loved to play practical jokes on friends and family. Harold served six years in the NC National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Holman of Florida, three daughters, Deborah Holman Miller and husband Joseph, Dorinda Holman Bouboulis and husband Bryan, and Brenda Costner and husband Drew, five step children, Betty Greene, Bonnie Rooks (Eddie), Lamar Hamilton (Ann) , Irene Grant, and Linda Bryant (Wayne), eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren, a special sister and brother in law and gracious caregivers, Gwen and Richard Carmichael, four sisters, Anna Mae Goodman, Peggy Calloway (Johnny), Vivian Martin and Kathy Stansberry, five brothers, Robbie Holman (Dana), Kyle Holman (Shirley), Mike Holman (Wanda), Wayne Holman (Judy), George Holman (Diana) two sister in laws, Mary Holman and Helen Jackson Ellis and by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Jackson Holman, one sister, Phyllis Holman, three brothers, Tom, Dwight and Jim Holman, and two brothers in law, Kermit Goodman and Cecil Martin and one sister in law, Ann Holman.
Funeral services for Mr. Harold Holman will be conducted Sunday, afternoon September 9, 2018 at
4:00 PM at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Richard Jerkins. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until 4:00 PM prior to the service.
The family respectfully requests no food, flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Watauga Education Foundation, C/O Watauga County Schools, 175 Pioneer Trail, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared with the Holman family at
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Holman family.