James Richard Holshouser ’56

The Rev. James Richard Holshouser, 83, of Blowing Rock, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Robert Jacob Julius Holshouser Sr. and Mamie Gladys Roberts Holshouser. He was a graduate of Davidson College and Union Seminary in Richmond, Va. He was a retired Presbyterian minister and served many churches throughout eastern and western North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Sadie Rebecca Rigler Holshouser; two daughters, Natalie Lorraine Holshouser of Blowing Rock, and Laura Ailene Holtsberg and husband, Russell of Bend, Ore; two sons, Richard Andrew and wife, Francisca Holshouser of Denver, Colo., and Jonathan David and wife, Rebecca Holshouser of Boulder, Colo.; one sister, Lorra Lee Holshouser of Mooresville; two brothers, Robert Holshouser, Jr. and wife, Susan K. of Conover and Howard and wife, Rita Holshouser of Mooresville; three granddaughters, Lorraine, Madison and Lillian; and one grandson, Dylan.

Services for Rev. James Richard Holshouser Sr. will be conducted Sunday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m., in Grace Lutheran Church in Boone.

Memorial donations may be made to The Masonic Home For Children At Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565.

Online condolences may be shared with the Holshouser family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Holshouser family.