Jeffery Lee Holton, 65, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Jeff was born August 5, 1955, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Luther Lorenzo Holton and Lucy Dobson Holton. He was a graduate of North Iredell High School, a member of Providence UMC and owned a small diary and cheese operation. He enjoyed music, being outdoors and animals. He was well known for his quick wit and famous one-liners.

He is survived by two children, Matthew Boyd Holton of New York and Lindsey Kate Holton of Durham; one brother, Tom Holton of Statesville; and one nephew, Johnny Holton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Renny and John Holton.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House and online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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