August 26, 2010

(12/18/1949 - 8/15/2010)

Lindell Dewayne Holt, 60, of Arbela, MO passed away Sunday afternoon, August 15, 2010, at his home in rural Scotland County, MO near Granger, MO.

The son of James Lindell and Helen Marguerite Shelton Holt, he was born on December 18, 1949 in Lawson, Missouri. His family relocated to Northeast Missouri in January of 1957 and found a home in Scotland County where he had resided ever since. On January 6, 1979 he married Penny Orton and raised a family of five sons in rural Scotland County.

Dewayne pursued many careers including over the road trucking; he was employed by 4/D Transportation, DOT Foods, and Sharky Transportation. He began farming side by side with his father at a very young age and found his true love in being a self-employed farmer. While he spent his lifetime at the mercy of Mother Nature he was never one to complain. He was also an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing and had the opportunity to travel to New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, and Colorado on hunting expeditions with family and friends.

While Dewayne was a man of few words he was well respected for his work ethic and toughness. Those that knew him were of the opinion that he could whip a grizzly bear, rope the wind, and climb the highest peaks without challenge.

Dewayne was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He devoted his lifetime to his family. While he will undoubtedly be missed there is no chance that anyone could forget a man that inspired them to do great things. All those that knew him were surely the better for it. He had that special something that few people in this world have and he will forever be remembered in the hearts of many.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father; J.L., mother; Helen, brother-in-law; Leroy, mother-in-law; Nora Lee Orton and sister-in-law; Vicki Orton.

Surviving relatives include his wife Penny of Arbela, sons Jared Holt and wife Stacie of Rutledge, Dustin Monroe and wife Tacy of Arbela, Devin Holt and Jessica Spray of Granger, Darin Holt of Pella, Iowa, and Aarron Holt of Arbela, Grandchildren; Brandon Monroe, Jacob Holt, Brett Monroe, Megan Holt and Delsin Holt, brothers and sisters; Brenda Armstrong and husband Dallas of Shelbina, Gary and wife Jodie of Arbela, Mark and wife Nancy of Memphis, Marla Orton of Sullivan, Gregg Holt of Arbela, Jamie Holt and wife Jeannie of Arbela. Other brothers and sisters include Jack Holt, Donnie Holt and Vanita Kipling all out of the area, and a host of family and friends.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Cancer Fund and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St. Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis. Officiating the service was Pastor Homer Poor. Interment followed in the Granger Cemetery, near Granger, Missouri in Scotland County, Missouri.

Pallbearers were Gary Fulk, Clifton Stott, Scott Pace, Rodney Hatfield, Lowell and Brian Gordy. Honorary Pallbearers were Brandon and Brett Monroe, Delsin, Jacob and Megan Holt, Josh McBee, Brian Gordy, Kirk Stott and Audrie Steeples.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

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