Granville, New York – George R. Holcomb Jr., 78, passed away at Glens Falls Hospital on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, after declining health.
George was born on March 3, 1943, in Hudson Falls, New York, the son of George and Jennie (Brown) Holcomb Sr.
George was employed at Encore Paper Mill for 42 years, working in many different positions for the company. He retired in 2003.
He spent his spare time in his younger years competing in truck pull competitions throughout the area, with many wins to his credit.
George also was an avid hunter and fisherman and pursued those pastimes with family and friends. Another favorite was his “landscaping” with his much-loved tractor.
In the last few years of his life, as breathing issues slowed him down, George loved driving around the countryside stopping to visit family and friends.
George was predeceased by his parents, a sister Alta Ward, a grandson Douglas Holcomb and his beloved wife of 55 years, Ann Holcomb. Surviving are his children Peter Holcomb Sr. (Wanda) of Fort Ann, New York; Cindy Hayes (Daniel) of Granville, New York; and Jodi Preston of Salem, New York. He was blessed with nine grandchildren: Matt Sargent (Brittanie), Peter Holcomb Jr., Jenna Holcomb, Matt Green, Lynn Skelton, Andrew Ferguson, Mackenzie Ferguson, Katheryn Ferguson and Damon Ferguson. His blessings extended to many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. George also is survived by his siblings Lucy Novinger of California; Richard Holcomb (Sandy) of Hartford, New York; and Jeff Holcomb (Judy) of Poultney, Vermont.
The family wishes to recognize and thank Jim Huntington, the best friend a man could have. He spent countless hours listening to George’s stories and always was ready to lend a helping hand. In addition, thanks also are extended to Mettowee Valley Family Health and Dr. Alya Carr as well as the entire caring staff and the nursing staff from Fort Hudson Visiting Nurses.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department or the Granville Rescue Squad.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville at 2 p.m. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service.
George will be laid to rest with Ann at the Morningside Cemetery in Hartford. New York.
Online condolences may be made at www.robertmkingfuneralhome.com.