Obituary for Robert Holt

Robert Allen Holt, 52, a lifelong resident of Poteau, entered eternal life surrounded by his beloved family and friends Sept. 7, 2023, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The Celebration of Life Services is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Poteau with Reverend Jim Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau.

Robert was born Aug. 21, 1971 to Phillip and Shirley Holt in Fort Smith, Arkansas. On Sept. 7, 2001, Robert married the love of his life, Tamatha Holt. They spent 22 years traveling together and enjoyed time spent with family. They settled down in Poteau and built a loving home to raise their children. He loved his boys and Poteau Pirate football. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing, working on hot rods, and greatly loved his grandkids, who called him “Popie”.

He is survived by his beautiful wife, Tamatha Holt, of the home; five sons Bryce Holt and his wife Savana of Wister, Jameson Shackelford of Poteau, Wyatt Holt of the home, Ryker Holt of the home, and Kyle Holt and his wife Summer of Poteau; his mother, Shirley Holt, of Poteau, four grandchildren Cashton, Ava, and Brystol Holt of Wister, and Lakelynn Holt of Poteau; and a host of other family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Holt; grandparents George and Irene Holt; grandfather, Ardel Hankins, his In-laws Floyd and Ann Young; sister In-law, Joyce Shackelford; and his best friend, Scotty Price of Poteau.
Viewing is from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. every day with the exception of Sunday. Sunday hours are 1 to 8pm. The family will meet and greet friends at Holt Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.  

Casket bearers are Bryce Holt, Ryker Holt, Wyatt Holt, Jameson Shackleford, Kyle Holt and Hunter Myers.

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The family of Robert Holt has entrusted his arrangements to Holt Funeral & Cremation, 522 Dewey Ave, Poteau, Okla., 74953, (918) 721-0026. publishes paid obituaries for $25, which includes the full story, and death notices, which are a public service to our readers, are free and include basic information on the service.

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