Gregory Lee Holtzclaw, age 55, of Marion, North Carolina passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born on March 12, 1966 to Betty Bright Holtzclaw and the late James Holtzclaw.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Paul Proctor.
Greg was a 1984 McDowell High School graduate. He graduated with a cosmetology degree from McDowell Technical Community College in 1987. He enjoyed planting flowers and was known for his kind heart. But most of all Greg loved spending time with his family and friends.
Along with his mother Betty, Greg is survived by his siblings, Kim Owensby Proctor, Tim Holtzclaw (Karen) and Keith Holtsclaw (Karen); four nieces and two nephews, Jennifer Draper Dowdle (Clay), Brennan Proctor, Morgan Proctor, Kristen Holtzclaw, Kayla Wilson (Kerney) and Carson Holtsclaw. Also surviving Greg are his great nieces and nephews, Grayson, Addley and Brooks Dowdle and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service with Reverend Gary Webb officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park.
Flowers are accepted and appreciated, but those wishing to make a donation in Greg’s memory are asked to consider, The Leukemia Research Foundation, 191 Waukegan Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093.