OBITUARY

James Claude Holcombe

April 23, 1947June 18, 2019
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A Memorial Service for James Claude Holcombe, 72, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel in Irmo. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Jim was called to his Heavenly home on June 18, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina after a brief illness. Born in Pickens County on April 23, 1947, he was the son of the late Claud and Stella Holcombe. He was an athlete on the baseball field and tennis court and learned the value of hard work cycling through Easley on his daily paper route.

He was determined to better his life and was the first college graduate in his family after earning a degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

Jim retired as a Regional Manager from First Citizens Bank following a dedicated career of service. He was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Lake-Murray-Irmo where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a servant leader and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with community members, clients, and friends. For many years, he wore an “Attitude” pin on his coat lapel and modeled for all a good attitude with gusto. After hanging up his suits and beginning “the best years of life,” he enjoyed many years camping and volunteering at Hunting Island where he could relax and still interact with people from all over the world while listening to the waves crash at his feet.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Pamela Ates Holcombe; children, Heather and Bob Bundy of Beaufort, J. Chris Holcombe of Columbia, Hannah Merritt of Orangeburg; grandchildren Hope, Seth, Alexandra, Abby, SarahBette, Henry, James, Hadley, and Seanie; and one great-grandson, Noah. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Cathy and Tom McQueen. He was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Chapman Holcombe.

He will always be remembered for his genuine smile; calm, cool, and collected temperament; long and philosophical chats; his zest for life; as well as the unending love he had for family and friends.

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Tom Beckham

June 22, 2019

Pam, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. What a great guy. My thoughts are with and your family during this difficult time.

Dawn Russ/ Daniels

June 21, 2019

Jim will always be remembered as a Gentleman. His smile and positive attitude made working at First Citizens a real joy. May God give you peace knowing that Jim will always be in your Hearts.

Dottie & Carlisle Reames

June 21, 2019

Dottie and I are so sad to learn of our friend, Jim passing. We were shocked. Many memories of great times especially the time we were taking Jim and Pam home after a fun night out and a tornado hit within a block of Jim/Pam's house just as they got out of our car.
Jim will be missed. A good friend and great person. Our deepest condolences to Pam and all their family. Rest in Peace, Admiral Jim.

Cheryl Henderson

June 20, 2019

Dear Pam & Family:
I always looked forward to hearing from Jim and getting updates of your latest camping adventures. I pray that your family will be comforted with memories and supported by an outpouring of God's love though friends and loved ones during this time of great loss.

Marcia Burton

June 20, 2019

I knew Jimmy and Cathy as neighbors growing up, next door neighbors. Sweet sweet children with the Godliest parents I have ever known. Shared an apple tree in our yard for years. Good ole Fleetwood Dr memories!! Jimmy looks just like Claude. Very handsome man!!

Leslie Loftis

June 19, 2019

I first met Jim in 1988 when I worked with Pam at Timberlake Plantation. We bonded over being proud owners of our new Honda Accords. Jim cheered me on in pharmacy school and helped me get started with my adult finance decisions at First Citizens Bank. I was honored that he invited me to speak to his Rotary Club to share my story of overcoming childhood cancer. Jim reached out to me during his recent hospital stay and I will cherish the visits that I had with him. I am so glad that I got to laugh with him once again and to share stories about years gone by. He raved about Heather and her professional accomplishments as well as her joys of being the mother of four beautiful children. He was such a proud dad and granddad!
It is so hard to believe that he has left his earthly home. I pray Pam, Heather , Chris and all of his many friends and family will be given peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.
Much love to all-
Leslie Loftis and family

Amanda Patel

June 19, 2019

To the family of Mr. Holcombe,

I want to thank you for blessing my life with Mr. Holcombe, for he blessed me with the best part of him, his beautiful Heather, who blessed my family, my kids with the absolute best of friends.

It’s no secret I will miss Mr. Holcombe at birthday parties. Always, I could count on him to save me. His kind heart and great conversations about living the great camping life with his beautiful wife, helped me tuck away my social insecurities & enjoy the moment.

Like many, Mr. Holcombe brightened my life & with his passing, he has encouraged me to be that person who helps another person’s tuck away their insecurities & appreciate the moment.

While I know you’re hearts are broken, I hope it gives you some peace knowing Mr. Holcombe is saving us the best camping spots with the best views in Heaven.

With all the love in my heart,
Amanda Patel & Family


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