The Obit For Dub Holt

W. T. "Dub" Holt Jr.

Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/2/2009

W. T. "DUB" HOLT, JR., of Missouri City, Texas. Nov. 26, 1914 ~ March 31, 2009 He is survived by his two sons, W. Thad Holt III and his wife Sandy of Austin, Texas and Stanton G. Holt of Houston, Texas, seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ann C. Holt, his parents, and an infant son, Judson S. Holt. Dub was born to W. T. Holt, Sr. and Dorothy Graham Holt at the old Holt homestead which was located where Reagan High School now stands. He attended Cooley Elementary, Hamilton Junior High and graduated from Reagan in 1933.

He attended the University of Texas on a Baseball Scholarship where he played for four years under the legendary "Uncle" Billy Disch. He was a Texas Letterman and proud of it. He signed out of college with the Boston Red Sox. He later played semi-pro ball in the Houston and South Central Texas Areas.

He managed the Lake Jackson Gators Softball team in the 40's and early 50's and was All-State shortstop one year. Dub was president of the South Central Texas Old Timers Baseball Association for many years. He was a skilled golfer and a regular on the golf course. He loved all sports, gardening and his friends, many who have gone on before him.

Dub worked for the Dow Chemical Company for 26 years in the Texas and Louisiana Divisions, Central Engineering in Houston, Government Affairs and Dow International. He worked for Fish Engineering for 19 years after taking early retirement from Dow. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and later received National Certification.

He was a member of El Campo Lodge 918, Ruthven Commandry, Scottish Rite, Knights of Templar and Arabia Shriners.

Dub was a first-class citizen who bore the challenges of life with dignity. He was a man of honor and integrity who compromised his principles for no one. He was cheerful and happy and had no bad thoughts nor malice toward anyone.

His greatest source of pride was his two sons and the men they grew to be. He loved his family. Now his journey here has ended but his memory is locked in our hearts.

Services will be Thursday, April 2, at 1:00 p. m. and Visitation will be at Noon at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston.