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John David Holshouser, Sr.

John David Holshouser, Sr.

John David Holshouser, Sr, 92, passed away Saturday May 16, 2020 at the Embrace Hospice House. Born August 23, 1927 in Granite Quarry, NC he was the son of the late John Calvin Holshouser and Laura Eleanor Holshouser. 

After serving in the United States Navy, he joined his uncles at Brown’s Jewelry Company in Danville, VA. John eventually became owner where he remained for 49 years. While in Danville, he was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. John was a Masonic Veteran, a member of the Sertoma Club and past President of the Exchange Club. After retirement to Myrtle Beach, SC, he became a member of St. Philip Lutheran Church and a volunteer at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for 15 years, where he was named Volunteer of the Year in 2004.

John is survived by his wife of 70 years, June Stephens Holshouser; daughter, Susan Malinda Holshouser Eubanks (Jim) of Myrtle Beach, SC; son, John David Holshouser, Jr. (Cindy) of Danville, VA; grandchildren Dr. Jim Eubanks, Jr. (Komal) of Pittsburgh, PA, Laura Eubanks of Charlotte, NC, John D. Holshouser, III (Karen) of Danville, VA, Emily McDowell (Josh) of Danville, VA; 4 great-grandchildren of Danville, VA;  sister,  Ruth Beaver of Charlotte, NC; and brother Richard Holshouser (Rachel) of Sanford, NC. John was preceded in death by sisters, Alice Linker and Grace Beaver and brothers, Carl Holshouser and Phillip Holshouser.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heartline Hospice, Home Instead, and Compassionate Companions SE.

Memorials may be made to St. Philip Lutheran Church, 6200 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.

In light of the current situation concerning COVID-19 pandemic, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date at St. Philip Lutheran Church.

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Pam Boor
Danville, VA
Created On: 05/29/2020 14:13:22

To June and family,
I have many years of fond memories of you and John at Brown Jewelry and later in life of visiting with you both at the beautiful Forest Dunes during our family vacations there. John was indeed the finest of fine Southern gentlemen, always kind and caring. You have my deepest sympathies. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam Boor

Eva Thode
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 05/25/2020 13:06:01

June and family:
with deepest condolences in the loss of John. It was a pleasure to work with him and to meet you.
In remembrance...

Joan and Steve Bradford
Danville, VA
Created On: 05/25/2020 11:56:35

June, David, Cindy, Susan, Jim, John David and Emily,
We are so very saddened to learn of John's passing. We have so many fond memories of John and June also from the store and the neighborhood. John was such a kind and considerate person and I know you all will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Curtis & Martha Turner
Danville, VA.
Created On: 05/25/2020 01:04:18

June and Family,
We are so very sorry for for your loss and know we will miss our long-time friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Curtis & Martha Turner

Ed Walder
St Philp
Created On: 05/23/2020 19:54:33

Will miss seeing John in church. Always with a smile.

Dennis and Mary Stalvey
Created On: 05/19/2020 16:49:09

Just heard about John's passing. Our deep felt
sympathy to all the family. We love you June and hope you are doing well. John was a super guy and we will all miss him.

maureen homme
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 05/18/2020 23:55:55

To the Holshouser Family,
You know there are no words to heal the wound of the soul received after Johns passing. I am so deeply saddened for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Norma and Mitch Norris
Forest Dunes, Myrtle Beach
Created On: 05/18/2020 14:43:16

Mitch and I are so sorry to hear about John’s passing.
Norma and Mitch Norris

Suzanne Mundy
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Created On: 05/17/2020 17:56:23

To the Holshouser Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the death of Mr. Holshouser. I remembered him well from my many visits to Brown's Jewelry store. He was a real Southern gentleman. May he rest in God's Peace. Be assured your family are in my prayers. Suzanne Mundy