Charles Dean Holcomb, 65, of Statesville, N.C., passed away peacefully on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House.

Charles was born on March 21, 1956, in Iredell County and was the son of Elmer Eugene Holcomb and Wilma Fulk Holcomb. He graduated from North Iredell High School and attended Mitchell Community College. He had a passion for fishing, playing golf and being with his family. Charles worked at McGuire Nuclear Station as a Senior Nuclear Control Specialist for forty-three years.

Charles was preceded in death by one grandson, Ethan Y. Holcomb, who passed in 2017.

In addition to his parents, Charles is survived by his wife, Karen Reavis Holcomb; two sons, Jason Charles Holcomb (Melissa) and Lee Justin Holcomb (Der); and two step-sons, Mitchell Lee Stinson (Erin) and Matthew Trent Stinson (Melissa). Also surviving are his five grandchildren, Hallie Holcomb, Justin Holcomb, Sydney Holcomb, McKenzie Jennings and Miranda Stinson; and brother, Michael Holcomb (Rebecca).

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 7, at Fairview with Rev. Scott Eanes and Rev. Paul Hill officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that anyone who attends the service please wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, or Fairview Baptist Church, 349 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

2 thoughts on “Charles Dean Holcomb

  1. Nancy Harris says:

    So sorry to hear of this passing. I have known the Holcomb family since I was a child. Dean was such a good guy!

    Nancy Cocilo Harris

  2. Jean B White says:

    Sending sympathy & prayers to his whole family, esp Elmer & Wilma, whom I’ve known all my life. May God keep you all in his care. May Dean Rest in Peace in Heaven.

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