Harold W. Holbert, Sr. “Pa Paw”

February 18, 1940 - November 20, 2022

02/18/1940 - 11/20/2022

Past Services

Friday November 25, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Funeral Service
Friday November 25, 2022
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Mr. Harold W. Holbert, Sr. “Pa Paw”, age 82, of Zirconia, North Carolina, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care’s Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.  A native of Henderson County, Harold was born February 18, 1940 and was the son of the late Frank and Thursal Holbert.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Harold Charles Gonce; and one brother, Reagan Constant.


An amazing husband, father, grandfather and brother, Harold loved being outdoors, swimming, boating or just sitting out in the sunshine listening to the birds; and had an interest in classic/antique cars.  He enjoyed traveling and owned and operated his own trucking company.  Harold was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church.


Pa Paw’s family meant the world to him, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Edna P. Holbert; three children, Pat Holbert, Harold Holbert, Jr. (BJ) and Nikki Austin; four grandchildren, Dwayne Holbert (Amanda), Brandon Holbert, Bridgette Melton (Hunter) and Brittany Labador; and three great grandchildren, Dylan Holbert, Gracie Holbert and Dawson Melton.  He is also survived by seven siblings, James Holbert, Vera King, Darlene Gallimore, Raleigh Holbert, Marvin Holbert, Linda Alwran and Sherman Holbert; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Beddingfield officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.


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Justin York
13 days ago

In the short time that I knew him he seemed to have never met a stranger. In the time I was able to talk to him had fun talking about truck driving ,classic cars and anything with a gas engine. He was truly a great man from the short time I knew him. Praying for the family as the go through this time of sorrow.

Robert Proctor
14 days ago

Harold was my brother-in-law but he also was my friend. I will miss him dearly in my life. My prayers go out to his family and all his friends

Patricia Oody-Trammell
15 days ago

So many memories with him. He’s greatly missed by so many and he made a lasting impression in so many peoples lives. I love you grandpa. I’ll never forget you and I’ll forever cherish all the great memories we all made as a family

Johnny and Sue Burns
15 days ago

Harold was a wonderful brother in law. He will be missed. Prayers for family.

John Svitilla
16 days ago

Harold was a wonderful person. Although I only knew him foe a short time, he definitely made an impression on me! May he rest in peace with the lord!