W. T. "Dub"
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
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,