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Gary Holcomb

August 24, 1945 — February 26, 2024

Spartex, SC

Gary L. Holcomb, known affectionately as Gary to his friends and family, passed away peacefully at his home on February 26, 2024, at the age of 78. Born on August 24, 1945, in Spartanburg, SC, Gary's life was marked by his unwavering dedication to his loved ones and his country.

Gary's journey began as the cherished son of Spartanburg, where he grew up to become a man of great integrity and strength. His commitment to service was evident early on, leading him to a distinguished career as a Navy Seal. His bravery and dedication to his nation were hallmarks of his character, earning him the respect and admiration of all who knew him.

After his honorable service, Gary's focus turned to his family, the cornerstone of his life. He was a devoted husband to his loving wife, Victoria Hawley, and a guiding light to his sons, Joshua S. Holcomb, Sammy Hewitt, and Jeff Hewitt. His wisdom and gentle nature were a source of comfort and inspiration to his step-daughter, Paula (James) Redding, and his beloved grandchildren, Rebecca Waldrop, Grace Hewitt, Sammy Hewitt, Paizlee Hewitt, Mayson Hewitt, Cole Ford, Hunter Waldrop, Carter Waldrop, and Kenlei Hewitt. Gary's legacy continued to flourish through his great-grandchildren, Josh Redding, Matt Redding, Sophia Redding, Landon Redding, and Abby Reeves, who will carry his lessons and love forward.

Gary's family circle extended to his loyal dog, Allie, who was a constant companion and source of joy. He was also a brother to Rune Holcomb Raymond and held the memory of his cousin, Rick Holcombe, close to his heart.

A man of few but powerful words, Gary was best described as wise, gentle, and passionate. His passion extended beyond his family to his interests, which always circled back to the well-being and happiness of those he held dear. Gary's presence was a comforting constant, and his advice was sought after by many who were drawn to his insightful and thoughtful nature.

As we bid farewell to Gary, we reflect on a life well-lived, a life filled with purpose, love, and an unwavering commitment to the values he held dear. His legacy is not only in the deeds of his storied career but also in the quiet moments of guidance and support he provided to his family and friends.

Gary's life story is one of honor, love, and quiet strength. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, and his memory will be cherished forever. Gary L. Holcomb's journey through life was a testament to the power of a gentle spirit armed with wisdom and passion, and his impact will be felt for generations to come.

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

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