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Perry Lee Roy Holcombe, Sr.

March 9, 1937 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 83)


Candler – Perry Lee Roy Holcombe, Sr., 83, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at his residence.

Perry was a lifelong resident of Buncombe County and a son of the late Lon and Dora Penland Holcombe.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Perry Lee Roy Holcombe, Jr., who died in 2008; three brothers and a sister.  Perry retired from BASF in 1991 with 33 years of service and a member of Pole Creek Baptist Church.  He was in business with Ray Cordell as owners and operators of a scrap metal business where they were well known throughout our region.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Fowler Holcombe; two daughters, Vickie Harris (Tommy) and Kathy Foreman, all of Candler; and one son, Keith Holcombe (Debra) of Candler; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Pole Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Ben Heise and Reverend Dennis Thurman officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.  A reception will be held at 2:00 p.m., after the service, at the family’s home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

The care of  Mr. Holcombe has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at


Memorial Service
May 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Pole Creek Baptist Church
96 Snow Hill Church Road
Candler, NC 28715

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