Vernon Holcomb

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Vernon Holcomb, 78 of the Stanton/ Klondike area, died Aug. 2, 2016, at his home surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He was born July 16, 1938, in Lamesa to E.B. and Gurtha Mae Holcomb. He graduated from Flower Grove High School in 1956. He married the love of his life, Lillian Vogler, on June 1, 1958, in Klondike Baptist Church where he remained a lifelong member. They were married 58 years. He was a lifelong cattle rancher in Martin County belonging to the American Cattle Breeders Hall of Fame. He enjoyed showing livestock all over Texas and the nation with his family, children and grandchildren. He especially loved raising and showing limousin cattle and served as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Texas Limousin Association and the North American Limousin Foundation. For years he judged many cattle shows across the country. He served several terms as a member of the school board for the Flower Grove and Klondike schools. In his later years he was a member of the Lamesa Camp of Gideons International and was passionate about raising money, speaking and handing out Bibles for the Gideons. He was an avid fisherman and loved watching and enjoying his children and grandchildren having fun at the lake; and he was very protective of the TV remote to be sure he was watching ESPN and anything sports related. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; children, Sharalyn Ferguson and husband Rondy of Lamesa, Clay Holcomb and partner Nelson Williams of Amarillo, and Susan Carmichael and husband Ryan of Stanton; grandchildren Heath Ferguson of Lubbock, Scott Ferguson and wife Leandra of Los Angeles, CA, Shayla Carmichael of Midland, Remy Carmichael of Ames, IA, Call Carmichael and friend Caitlin Williams of Stanton. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, E.D. “Wimp” Holcomb, Delbert Holcomb, Don Holcomb and Mike Holcomb; and too many friends to count. Funeral services for will be Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Pinkerton officiating. Interment will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home in Lamesa. Visitation is Aug. 9 from 6-7 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home.
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