Mr. J.C. "Jake" Holshouser, 86 of Faith, NC passed away at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. J.C. was born January 31, 1927 in Rowan County, the son of the late, Clay James Holshouser and Oveda Jackson Holshouser.
J.C. was a graduate of Granite Quarry High School and attended Main Street United Methodist Church.
J.C. was a veteran of the US Army serving with the 88th Infantry Division in Italy as a Light Machine Gunner during World War II and he received the World War II Victory Medal and the Italy Occupation Medal. J. C. was a member of the Faith American Legion Post # 327. He had retired from the W. G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury. J.C. enjoyed gardening, fishing at the coast with his brothers and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by brothers, Tom, Troy, Charlie and Jerry Dean
Holshouser, sisters, Annie Mae Johnson and Mary Karriker.
Survivors; wife, Betty Cooper Holshouser, son, James Thomason and wife, Rosemary, daughter Barbara Madden and husband, Neil of Salisbury, brothers, William "Buck" Holshouser of Faith, Kenneth Holshouser of Salisbury, Bill Holshouser of Faith, Bobby Holshouser of Salem, VA and Terry Holshouser of Faith, sisters, Louise Johnson of Faith and Doris Burris of Kannapolis, four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell.
Funeral Service: 2:30 PM Friday, March 1, 2013, Main Street Methodist Church, Salisbury, conducted by Rev. Anna Mandelstamm.
Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell with Military Rites by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials: Main Street Methodist Church, 1312 N. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Holshouser family. Online memorials may be made to the Holshouser family at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.