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 served Me Hilton on my Meals on Wheels route. What a wonderful man. We had some nice chats about our views of politics as well as the KY Wildcats. He will be missed. I hope his pretty car finds a good home too!
Bill was a Dandy.. I Loved him to pieces !! Worked with him for several years and he taught me so much about life …He was My perfect example of what a real good person should be like each and everyday.. That’s Bill Holton !! RIP my friend …
Bill told me if your lucky you will have 3 good friends in life, I am honored to have been one of his. Condolences to the family God bless
Such a dear, sweet man but then that's a Holton man. Sending comfort and prayers to all.
Burr, Dan and I send our condolences and much love.Keeping you and your family in prayer.