Glenn Holt

Glenn Howard Holt

1928 - 2023

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Glenn Howard Holt, age 94, of Clio, passed away on January 1, 2023, at Taylor Lodge. A private family service will be held at Martin Funeral Home, with burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery.  


Glenn was born July 29, 1928, the son of the late Marcus and Lillie Holt. He was raised in McRae, Arkansas, where he met the love of his life, Gladys “Fern” Bowman. They married on August 1, 1952, and following his service in the U.S. Army, they moved in 1954 to the Mt. Morris/Clio area, sharing 65 years of marriage. Sadly, Fern preceded him in death on July 15, 2017. 


Glenn worked at GM/Buick in Flint as an electrician for 38 years and also taught and trained other student electricians. He was known as the one to call to fix any problem on the production line with a machine down, and if a part needed wasn’t available, he could make one. Skilled in many trades, he proudly built his own home where he enjoyed over 50 years on his small farm gardening with Fern and family, raising the best sweet corn, feeding the fish in his pond, and riding one of his John Deere tractors. He was locally known for his “you pick” blackberries and Christmas trees. 


In his later years, with declining health, sorrow, and family loss to bear, those memories of the good days helped give him and the surviving family strength. The family would like to thank Tammy and Maddie Taylor and the family/staff at Taylor Lodge for their outstanding care and family support over the past few years and the Medical Team hospice care in recent months.  


Glenn is survived by children: Renee (Rich) Dunlop, Michael (Sherry) Holt, and Michelle (Steven) McCarthy; grandchildren: Chad  McGinnis, Ryan (Emily) Dunlop, Melinda (Andy) Felt, Miranda (Nick) Lester, Jessica (Leonel) McCarthy-Regata, Jay McCarthy,  Joshua McCarthy; Great- grandchildren: Calvin, “Joey” (Josephine), Meghan, Noah, “Lexi” (Alexis), Brynnley, Titus, Owen, Olivia,  Amelia, Cameron, Sylvia, “Josie” (Joslyn), Addison, Sophia, Deion, Joshua Jr., Elias, and Evana; Great-great grandchildren:  Kinsley, Landon, and Brielle; Brother: Derryl, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gladys Fern, daughter Glenda, granddaughter Crystal Galliway, sister Geraldine, and brothers Harvey, Harold, Marcus, Don, and Earl. 


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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Martin Funeral, Cremation, and Tribute Services of Mt Morris