Douglas William Holcomb, Sr., 24

Douglas William Holcomb, Sr., died on Friday, March 6 at his residence from complications sustained in an accident three years ago.

Douglas was born on May 31, 1984, the son of Pete Holcomb and Sandra (Bickford) Dewey.

Prior to his accident Douglas had been employed at numerous slate quarries as well as Manchester Wood. Douglas’s greatest joy was spending time with his son, playing with his enormous car collection or watching their favorite television shows together. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and never-ending pranks that he would pull on people, especially his grandparents, with whom he lived and loved with all his heart. Douglas enjoyed fishing with his brothers, father and grandfather. A favorite summer pastime was going to every yard sale he could get to. He also enjoyed his weekly outings to the movies and shopping with this Aunt Cindy. However, the most precious moments of his life were those spent with his grandmother. They had a bond that surpassed all others. He will be remembered for “doing it the hard way.” Gone but not forgotten.

Douglas was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Fay Bickford. Survivors are his son Douglas William, Jr., his father, Peter Holcomb, Sr., and stepmother Wanda of Fort Ann, his mother, Sandra Dewey of East Hartford, N.Y., his stepfather Mike Dewey and his companion Stacey of North Argyle, his paternal grandparents George and Ann Holcomb of South Granville, and his paternal great-grandmother Jennie Holcomb of Granville; his brothers, Peter Holcomb and his wife Heather of Hebron, Matt Sargent  and his companion Kendra of West Granville, and Michael Dewy;  a sisters Delta Dewey and Jenna Holcomb of Fort Ann and a stepsister Lynn Skelton of Granville; and a stepbrother, Matt Greene of Fort Ann. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Saydi and Naydine Sargent of Hebron, Boston White of West Granville, Dayton and Ashton Holcomb of Hebron and Brooklyn, and Trista and Kerra Skeleton of Granville. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles. Also surviving is the mother of his son, Jessica Freeguard. The family extends a special thanks to her for her care and compassion.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Jorgenson’s office, his nurses Vallerie Campbell and Debby Kelleher, physical therapist Randy Russom and Drew Higgins and those at Granville Family Health.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to a fund to be established for his son, Douglas William, Jr., c/o of George Holcomb, 689 Lily Pond Rd. Granville, NY 12832.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville with the Rev. Robert Flower officiating. Friends were invited to call on Tuesday, March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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