Michael James Holbert, 58, of Mills River passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late James Jefferson Holbert and Myrtle Maxwell Holbert of Hendersonville. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Mullis. He was a Vietnam era Marine Corps veteran, and Army reservist. He retired from General Electric following thirty-five years of service. He loved the outdoors and woodworking. He enjoyed exploring the backroads of Henderson County, was active in the Boy Scouts, and later was an avid supporter.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his loving partner and faithful companion, Linda Cox of Hendersonville; a son Brian Holbert and his wife Melissa of Matthews; a daughter, Angela Holbert of Hendersonville; three brothers, Curtis Holbert and his wife Sheila, Jeff Holbert and his wife Sarah, Carl Holbert, all of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, Joseph, Nathaniel, Madelyn; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm Saturday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. Rev. Carroll Moffitt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WNC Toys for Tots, 1035 Kyles Creek Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Dear Curtis and Family,
Just a note to say how sorry we were to hear about Michael. We’re sorry that we couldn’t be there but we are in Florida for my nephew’s wedding. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ronnie and Nancy Burgess
Dad, I love you so much, you are the best dad anyone ever had. Thanks for teaching me to me a man, for teaching me your love of the outdoors, for playing chess and battleship with me on your footstool when I was a kid, and for being there for me when I was an adult. I know you are not suffering now, and you are with loved ones. I will take care of your grandkids.
Love ya, see ya on the other side
Micheal left many good memories with those of us who worked with him, I thought of him often.
To the family and friends, Mike will truly be missed. But with all our prayers and thoughts, we all can remember his smiles and thoughts of life. We will all meet and enjoy the smiles and stories together again. He is truly a great person and friend that we really enjoyed working and being assoicated with.
OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF LOSS. CHERISH ALL THE GOOD TIMES THAT YOU SHARED AS A FAMILY. MAY THE LORD COMFORT YOU IN THE DAYS TO COME. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL.
Linda, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you strength and comfort during your loss.
Curtis, I am sorry to hear about Mike. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
To Aunt Linda & Mike’s Family
Our prayers and sympathies during this time of loss.
Jan & Reggie Cordell, Donald & Polly Cox, Alston Quimby
To Mike’s family:
Although I cannot attend the memorial due to a prior commitment, the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Mrs. Holbert and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time.
Eloise Moffitt Farias
Mike rest in peace. A wonderful friend of mine for 30 years at GE. He will be missed. Lots of love to his family. God bless you all.