Dr. Robert L. Holt, 94, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2 pm in Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville, NC.
Dr. Holt, a graduate of Mars Hill College and Wake Forest University, received a Doctorate in Christian Ethics from Duke University. An ordained minister for more than 72 years, he began his career in education at East Carolina College from 1950-1952. He served as Vice President of Mars Hill College from 1952-1958 and moved back to Greenville in 1958 to become Registrar and Dean of ECC followed by serving as Vice Chancellor of Administration there. During his tenure at ECU he worked tirelessly beside Dr. Leo Jenkins in getting university status for ECU and getting the medical school established in Greenville. He retired in 1988 after 30 years of service at ECU.
Dr. Holt was a charter member of Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville. He and his wife, Claire Hardin Holt, made their home in Darlington, SC for a few years and after her death in 2009 he moved to Fuquay-Varina to be near his daughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claire Hardin Holt.
He is survived by his son, James Holt and wife, Sandra, of Abington, PA; daughters, Rebecca "Becky" Langley and husband, Charles, of Cary, NC and Susan Holt and spouse, Deb Knowles, of Alameda, CA; sister, Melba Moore, of Clemson, SC; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oakmont Baptist Church, 1100 Red Banks Road, Greenville, NC 27858, or to Alzheimer's Research Fund, ECU Medical Foundation, 525 Moye Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834.
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com