Francis Xavier Holt, 70

October 30, 2014

XavierFrancis Xavier Holt, 70 of Lexington Park, MD, departed this life on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 after a long illness. He was the son of the late James Norman Holt and Agnes Marie Morland of Mechanicsville, MD, born on July 15, 1944.

He was educated and graduated from the St. Mary’s County School System. He worked for over 33 years as supply technician for Department of the Navy, Patuxent River, MD. Upon retiring, he took up a second career working for IAP Worldwide Services as boiler plant technician on the Naval Warfare Center, Patuxent River, MD. In his leisure time, Francis enjoyed watching sports, westerns, playing cards and family gatherings.

“Pop-Pop”, a name given by his grandchildren, was all about family and enjoyed socializing with his close friends and family. He was also known as, “Snappy”, to his close family members.

Francis was united in Holy Matrimony to Sandra D. Holt on March 27, 1965. They have been married for 49 years. He was a member of Joseph A. Egan Masonic Lodge #149 PHA and the NAACP. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Holt and Paul Holt; sister, Edna (Holt) Culpepper; brothers-in-law, Harris Reed and Robert McLamb.

Francis leaves to mourn his wife, Sandra; daughters, Tammy Short (Floyd), Wendy Carroll (Melvin) and Toni Holt (Wayne); sons, Patrick Wayne Holt (Polly) and Terry Holt; six grandchildren, Gabrielle Holt, Melvin Carroll, Jr., Brittany Chadwick, Jasmine Holt, Marcus Carroll and Amber Holt; sisters, Marie McLamb, Alice Holt and Dorothy Reed; brother, Joseph Holt; sisters-in-law, Darrie Graham (Earl), Florence Holt, Clarrisa Holt, Joann Beamon (Lynwood); brothers-in-law, Willie Hutcherson, Jr. (Gladys), Dennis Hutcherson (Hazel), Stanley Langley (Elaine) and Stevie Langley; special friend and worker, Terry Clinton, cousins, and a host of nieces, nephews and longtime friends.

Family and friends will unite on Thursday, November 6, 2014 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at Zion United Methodist Church, 21291 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment to follow in the Charles Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Leonardtown, MD.

Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.