Charles Chester Holt, Jr.

Charles Chester Holt, Jr., 97, of Amarillo, TX died March 28, 2020.

Viewing is scheduled at Boxwell Brothers at 2800 Paramount, Amarillo, TX, on Sunday, April 5, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, April 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Private burial services will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 with Lance Herrington officiating, due to the Covid-19 Virus.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Charles was born to Sylar Williams Holt and Charles C. Holt, Sr. on November 4, 1922, in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1940 and attended Draughon’s Business College and Amarillo College. He worked during the war effort at Pantex and at Amarillo Air Force Base as a civilian, as due to his eyesight he was unable to serve otherwise.

Charles married Montie Kaye Denney in 1949, who preceded him in death on March 16, 2005. They owned Holt Motor and Holt Homes until their retirement.

Charles was a 60+ year member of The Grand Lodge of Texas. He was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason and Past Master of Palo Duro Masonic Lodge No.1239, Amarillo Lodge No. 731 and Panhandle Masonic Lodge No.1167, as well as Past Commander of Amarillo Commandry No. 48 Knights Templar. Charles was a member of Khiva Shrine Temple, Past President of Amarillo Patrol Unit and a member of the Camel Herders Degree Team. He loved and enjoyed all that masonry had to offer, in every way.

Charles was a member of Paramount Baptist Church and enjoyed his fellowship through their Joy Class, Kaye’s Sunday School Class, that always remembered him. He also loved listening to First Baptist Church services.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen Kaye Marshall and her husband Craig of Germantown, TN.

6 Replies to “Charles Chester Holt, Jr.”

  1. Bro. Charles was a loyal brother and mason. His work in our degrees and with our charities is well remembered. May God’s healing presence be with his family.

  2. Charles was a part of my degrees in becoming a Master Mason. My wife and I always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  3. I was privileged to meet Mr. Holt when I started seeing homebound church members for Paramount Baptist Church. It was always such a pleasure to see him and visit with him. I found out he loved oatmeal raisin cookies, so I tried to take him cookies often, even after he went to the nursing home. I will miss him calling me “The Pope” and telling me that he is “terrible….terribly good”. Bye for now, Mr. Holt. You were a delight to know.
    Frances (The Pope) Pope

  4. Charlie was a good Brother and we enjoyed his company as long as he was able to attend Palo Duro Lodge. We enjoyed his wisdom and knowledge of Masonry and Scottish Rite. My wife and I truly enjoyed his laugh and good humor. You always knew when Charlie was in lodge by his laugh and brotherly love we felt for him!

  5. Our family is sad to hear of Mr. Holt’s passing. We so enjoyed visiting with him for many years at Meals on Wheels. We are glad that he enjoyed such a full life.

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