E.D. Holcomb

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BIG SPRING - E. D. “Wimp” Holcomb, 81 of Big Spring, died Aug. 18, 2014, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring. He was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Martin County to the late Earl and Gurtha (Lewis) Holcomb. He married Evelyn Roberts, Jan. 24, 1951, in Knott. He graduated from Flower Grove High School and farmed in that area for 54 years. He sat on the Flower Grove School Board, Martin County Hospital Board and ASCS. He served as a county commissioner for Martin County. He also lobbied for federal farm policy improvements in Washington, DC. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Holcomb of Big Spring; one daughter, Beth Phinny and husband James of Coahoma; four grandchildren, Amanda Dennis and husband Allen of Frisco, Leslie Ferris and husband Lance of Colleyville, Vance Smith and wife Mandie of Glasscock County, and Clayton Smith and wife Stacie of Ackerly; six great grandchildren, Morgan Phinny, Caty Reid, Colin Dennis, Wyatt Ferris, Caleb Smith and Josiah Smith; and two brothers, Don Holcomb of Lamesa and Vernon Holcomb of Martin County. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deana Smith; two brothers, Mike Holcomb and Delbert Holcomb. The family suggests memorials be made to the New Mexico Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130. Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com
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