Charles Cicero “Ro” Holbert, age 82 of Calhoun, GA, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Ro was born on September 16, 1938 in Georgia, son of the late Ernest Buford Holbert and Pearl Pauline Keener Holbert. In addition to his parents, Ro was also preceded in death by: his brother, Bill Holbert and his wife Joyce; two sisters, Agnes Cornwell and her husband Charles, and Barbara Sue Holbert; and nephews, Billy Holbert and Hunter Holbert.
Ro graduated from Red Bud School Class of 1958. He served in the United States Army from 1961 – 1963 and was stationed in the Panama Canal zone guarding the locks during the Bay of Pigs. He retired from Goodyear and then later Omnova. He was a member of Crane Eater Church of God, and later attended the Calhoun First Baptist Church faithfully. He spent many summers coaching Dizzie Dean Baseball. He loved to play golf and loved the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. He was a member of the Calhoun Elks Club.
Charles is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Pendley Holbert of Calhoun, GA; children, Kyle Holbert Brown, Stephanie Marie Holbert, and Todd Holbert and his wife Kim; grandchildren, Spencer Garrett Brown, Knox Hudson Holbert, and Hamp Jackson Holbert; one brother, Tom Holbert of Kingsport, TN; and a host of relatives and friends also survive.
Due to the ongoing national health crisis, face coverings must be properly worn by all those who plan to attend. Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times while attending the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 PM until 8 PM at Thomas Funeral Home.
Services to celebrate the life of Ro will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2 PM from Calhoun First Baptist Church with Dr. John Barber officiating. Chet and Reva Utz will have charge of music. Burial will follow in Fain Cemetery.
Pallbearers serving include: Kevin Cornwell, Chad Cornwell, Wade Holbert, Drew Holbert, Ryan Harwell, Jeff Harwell, and Barry Holbert.
Honorary Pallbearers include: Jim Allison, Spunkey Mitchell, James Adams, Woodrow Allison, Olan Holmes, Max Treadway, and Bruce Henderson.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions in memory of Ro be made to the building fund for Calhoun First Baptist Church.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Charles Cicero “Ro” Holbert.