Don Roscoe Holton Jr

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 11, 2021

Don Roscoe Holton, Jr., passed from this world on
December 2, 2020, at the age of 87, having been born and having passed away on the same date. He is survived by his family and friends who will both mourn his passing and celebrate his life on April 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church
of Leesville. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. His remains will be buried at the Holton Cemetery following the memorial service.

Don was born on December 2, 1933, to Don Roscoe Holton, Sr.,
and Floy Wise Holton of Walnut Hill, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Simpson High School and Northwestern State University. Don retired from the Louisiana Job Service in 1992 after 32 years of service, but he never really stopped working. He
continued to be active in his community and parish through his involvement in many civic and religious organizations which included serving as a water board member for the East Central Vernon Water System, as a deacon at First Baptist Church of
Leesville, and as a Gideon. Don was also a proud veteran of the United States Navy and joined the Navy to fight in the Korean War. Due to the Korean conflict ending before Don received his orders, he spent much of his naval deployment in Antarctica
as part of Operation Deep Freeze. During his time in Antarctica, he developed a love for books, and as an avid reader, he could always be found with a book nearby. Don enjoyed anything having to do with horses, cows, dogs, and wild hogs. He also
enjoyed weaving a tale or sharing a memory with family and friends. Throughout his life, Don strove to be an honest, hardworking, God-fearing man who loved his family and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents as
well as his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. Roy and Margaret Brigance. Survivors include his wife, Jane Brigance Holton; sons, Don R. Holton III (Ron) and wife, Allison, of Lantana, Texas; William J. Holton (Joey) and wife, Shannon, of
Atascocita, Texas; Charles R. Holton (Charlie) and wife, Traci, of Flower Mound, Texas; grandchildren, Brock, Chloe, and Donald Holton (Len); and sisters, Virginia Turick, Edna Vaughn, and Martha McDowell. Don is also survived by many loving cousins,
nieces, and nephews.

The Holton family would like to express our thanks to the staff of R2R Hospice for the care provided to Don. We would also like to thank the members and staff of RockPointe Church in Flower Mound, Texas, as
well as the members and staff of First Baptist Church of Leesville for all the love and support they have given to our family. Our family would particularly like to thank our family and friends in the Slagle area who made Don’s time there memorable
and special to him. To Don, there were no people better and no place better to live than the Slagle/Walnut Hill area.