Arthur “Art” E. Holt, 83, of Ocala, FL, passed away September 13, 2018. Art was born March 17, 1935, to Arthur and Mary Holt, in Seattle, WA. After graduation from the University of Washington, he served in the United States Navy for six years, and during that time he was commissioned as a lieutenant and was a photo journalist with the Pentagon. Upon leaving the Navy, Art worked in Seattle as a photographer and in advertising.
Then, he got the call to ministry, attended Unity School of Christianity in Lee’s Summit, MO, and was ordained as a Unity minister. He was then accepted as an associate minister at the Unity of Naples Church in Naples, FL, and became a senior minister until he retired and moved to Ocala.
Art lived his life with joy, peace and love. He was a writer and produced the bi-monthly Upward Bound Journal. Art was known for all of his creativity. He was an avid photographer in retirement, loved to golf with friends as well as being a Jack-Of-All-Trades in the home.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dottie Holt. He is also survived by two sons in Seattle, David (Ann) and Douglas (Cathy), and four grandchildren. In addition, he has two stepsons, Brad (Rhonda) and Greg, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Art was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was treasured and will be greatly missed.
A service will be held on Monday, October 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto, FL, (352) 746-1270.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to the Unity Church of Citrus County. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.
2628 W. Woodview Lane Lecanto, FL