Walter R. Holcomb (Jimmy), lifelong resident of Winthrop, was called home by his Lord and Savior while at his home on April 19, 2018, and surrounded by his loving family.
Born to Jim and Mildred Holcomb on May 28, 1942, he grew up on a dairy farm and acquired a strong work ethic that continued through his entire life. He worked in the valley as smokejumper, millworker and ranch foreman, with his career finishing as a lineman and customer service representative for 34 years at the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative, where he retired in 2006.
Walter was very active in his community and church, and always willing and ready to help wherever and whenever needed.
He loved to play “Over 50s” Softball and did so into his 70s. He loved the outdoors and spent time camping, hunting, fishing and playing golf with family and friends.
Anyone who knew him, knows he could be quite a character and loved to tease, but a more faithful friend, you will never find anywhere. He will be greatly missed.
Walter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly; his three children, Terry Holcomb and his wife, Gayle, Mike Holcomb, Sharee White and her husband, Steve; six grandchildren; two siblings; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
A memorial/graveside service will be held at Winthrop’s Sullivan Cemetery on May 19, 2018, at 2 p.m. The celebration of life “cold dish potluck” will be held at their residence at 428 Wister Way immediately following the service. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County Crematory of Okanogan are caring for the arrangements.