Frank Holtzclaw, age 89, of Cliffside, passed away, Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at his daughter’s house.
Frank was born August 25, 1933 in Rutherford County to the late Hubert Holtzclaw and Lola Toms Holtzclaw Pruitt. He worked at Cone Mills-Cliffside for forty-seven years and four months and was a lifetime member of the Cliffside Masonic Lodge #460. Frank was a board member, coach and President of the Tri-Community/Chase Little League for sixty-five years. He also coached for the Chase Youth football of fifty years. Frank was a board member of the CAFD for five years and in his earlier years, a member of the Cliffside Rescue Squad.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Jack Pruitt; sisters, Margaret Beam and Hazel Bagwell; brothers, Albert Holtzclaw and Henry Holtzclaw and daughter, Teresa Starr Holtzclaw.
Those left to cherish fond memories include his daughters, Denese Brown (Dennis) and Shelley Holtzclaw all of Cliffiside; son-in-law, Anthony Potlow of Cliffside; grandsons, Drannon Brown, Drew Brown (Autumn), Deven Holtzclaw (Madison), Tre’ Bristol (Analilia) and AJ Potlow (Ceara), great-grandchildren, Tucker Brown (Madison), Hunter Brown, Zander Brown, Zaelynn Brown, Owen Brown, Drayton Holtzclaw, Olivia Brown, Ashlynn Holtzclaw and great-great-grandson, Macklon Brown; sisters, Genell Henson, Betty Phillips (Tommy) and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 1st at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Mike Elgin and Reverend Kevin Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park with Masonic Rites being observed. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 pm on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. At other times they will be gathered at the home of his daughter, Denese Brown, 208 Shalom Place, Mooresboro.
The body will lie in state from 9:00 am until service time on Saturday.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC or to Cliffside Baptist Church, PO Box 336, Cliffside, NC 28024.