Joseph "Joe" Holbert

Joseph “Joe” Holbert, 85, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

Mr. Holbert was born May 27, 1933, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to the late Joseph David and Ester Helen Bohn Holbert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joel Guy Holbert, and bother, Thomas Holbert.

Mr. Holbert was of the Christian faith. He was retired from the U.S. Army, having served over 20 years, and from the U.S. Army Reserve, with 20 years as well. Mr. Holbert proudly served his country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Survivors include his loving wife, Vivian F. Holbert of Cleveland; daughter, Lindy Holbert of Cleveland; son, David Holbert of Cleveland; sister, Ann Maddamma of Montdale, New Jersey; brother, Buddy Holbert, of Montdale, New Jersey; grandchildren, Daniel Attaway, Loni Holbert, and Candice Winsett; and great-grandchildren, Easton Attaway, Jenson Attaway, and Ender Catanzard.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Yonah Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Tracey Hulsey officiating. Full Military Honors were provided by the U.S. Army.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Whitfield Funeral Home & Crematory, Demorest.

White County News

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