William "Bill" Holston

William Estel Holston, known by so many as “Bill” or “Uncle Bill” passed away after a courageous battle on October 5, 2019 at Brooke Grove Nursing Home.  He was born on April 9, 1930, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Elaine Gregg and his parents Estel Holston and Stella Musser.  


He is survived by his daughter, Susan Carol Holston and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Webb Duncan (Ian) of Bossier City, LA and Lauren Nicole Webb of Martinsburg, WVA.  He is also survived by his brothers James Holston (Karen) of West Virginia, Robert Holston (Carol) and Brake Holston (Bonnie) both of Maryland and sister Charlotte Light (Alan) of PA.  He was loved by his entire family, as well as nieces, nephews and many close friends, too numerous to list.


Bill had an infectious smile.  He took pride in everything he did.  From driving his newspaper route with his goat Billy to taking care of his pride and joy, the gradall.  During the spring you would find him out and about plowing gardens with his Ford 8N tractor.  He travelled all over in his red Ford truck stopping by to visit everyone on his route.  When he wasn’t driving the truck you could find him on his 1977 Harley Davidson.  Everyone would see him coming with his white t-shirt and suspenders.


Bill loved working at the Montgomery County Fair, helping with the tractor pulls and staying in the beef barns with the “boys”. 

Bill was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose for over 50 years and a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. 

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