William Osborne Holton II
Wednesday 22nd of March 1933 - Saturday 6th of November 2021
833 W. Main St., Lexington, Kentucky
Clergy Erin Rouse
William Osborne Holton, II born March 22, 1933, widower of Mary Jo Greene Holton, died November 6, 2021. He was the son of the late William Burroughs Holton and Frances DeLong Holton. A sister Frances (Tassie) Holton Parker predeceased him. Bill was a lifelong Lexington resident. He was a graduate of University High School and the University of Kentucky where he played on the golf team and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
Bill served in the U.S. Air Force and later went on to receive a post-graduate degree in real estate from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was past President of the Lexington Board of Realtors, a long-time Republican precinct worker and a co-founder of the KY Athletic Club Bash. He was a former member of Idle Hour Country Club and a member of Christ Church Cathedral.
Bill is survived by his children, William Burroughs Holton II and William Osborne Holton III (Candace); grandchildren, William Osborne Holton, IV (Carrie), Frances DeLong Holton, Taylor Adair Holton and one great-grandchild, Hadley DeLong Holton.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 10th at 11:00 am in Lexington Cemetery. Active casket bearers will be Diane Gess Alverson, William Bush Gess III, Angeline Huguelet Hellmann, Guy Alexander Huguelet, III, Hunter Rouse Kessinger, Robert Woods Rouse and William L. Rouse, III. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Miles, Kay Sargeant, Gary Stephens, Robert Phillips, A. S. DeMovellan, James G. Amato, Whitney Bradley, and Johnny Merritt.
Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Jubilee Jobs, 2201 Regency Rd #602, Lexington, KY 40503. To share a remembrance Mr. Holton to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
I too delivered Meals on Wheels for many Fridays to Mr. Holton. Always glad to see me and thank me. My condolences to his family.
On behalf of we neighbors on Given Ave, I send our condolences to Bill's family. We will miss his quiet spirit and being a good neighbor. Many of us remember him working at the polls at Ashland Elementary.
To the family of Bill, we shared a long career in the real estate business and as Members of the Lexington Blue Grass Board of Realtors. Allow memories to help you through this sad time.
Burr and Bill, I was so sorry to learn of your daddy's passing. You know he was always a favorite of mine as well as my mom's. Lexington has lost a good man. Love to you both.
Burr, David and I are so sorry to learn this sad news. Sending our condolences, love and deepest sympathy to you and your family. (Hugs).
Bond Tyler Jacobssays
Sending my sincere condolences to Burr, Bill and the family. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.