Obituary of Kenneth Holt

Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Holt, age 67, Uniontown, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on October 11, 1952, in Pensacola, Florida the son of Kent and Marilyn Hartman Holt.

Kenny graduated from Uniontown High School in the Class of 1970.  He then graduated from Fort Scott Community College and then earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pittsburg State University.

On January 8, 1972, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Blake.  He entered the family business, Union State Bank, in 1972.  He served as President and CEO from 1990 until his retirement in 2019.  He was chairman of the board until his passing.

Kenny was an avid runner, golfer and enjoyed hunting.

He loved coaching basketball and was the assistant boys coach at UHS for a couple of seasons before becoming the head coach of the UHS girls team in 2000.  He filled the role of head coach until 2013.  His passion for coaching brought him back for one more stint as an assistant coach in 2018.

Kenny was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Uniontown.  He served the church as a deacon and trustee numerous times.

He was an active member of the Uniontown community serving on many committees and organizations.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Nancy, of the home, two sons, Bryan and wife Tara of Fort Scott; Chad and wife Amy of Redfield; six grandchildren, Gabe, Xavier, Drew, Aiden, Claire and Eli; parents, Kent and Marilyn of Uniontown; brother Randall and wife Debra of Fort Scott; sisters, Debbie Likely and husband Tom, of Parker, Kansas, and Susan Eldridge and husband Ron of Uniontown; extended family and friends.

Kenny’s best role was that of Grandpa.  He devotedly attended the activities of his grandchildren, even when he was weakened from cancer treatments.  His grandkids loved spending time at Grandma and Grandpa’s.

Kenny Holt truly lived by and encouraged all his life touched to live by the motto, “Carpe Diem”.  Seize the Day.

Funeral service will be held at 10 am Monday, November 11, 2019, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Uniontown, Kansas.

Burial will be in the Uniontown Cemetery.  Contributions are suggested to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, St. Jude’s or the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences can be left at  Arrangements:  Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

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