Rev. James Richard Holshouser, age 83, of Blowing Rock, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017.

He was the son of the late Robert Jacob Julius Holshouser, Sr. and Mamie Gladys Roberts Holshouser. He was a graduate of Davidson College and Union Seminary in Richmond, Va. He was a retired Presbyterian minister and served many churches throughout eastern and western North Carolina.
He is survived by his wife, Sadie Rebecca Rigler Holshouser, two daughters, Natalie Lorraine Holshouser of Blowing Rock, and Laura Ailene Holtsberg and husband Russell of Bend, Oregon. Two sons, Richard Andrew and wife Francisca Holshouser of Denver, Colorado, and Jonathan David and wife Rebecca Holshouser of Boulder, Colorado.
One sister, Lorra Lee Holshouser of Mooresville, two brothers, Robert Holshouser, Jr. and wife Susan K. of Conover and Howard and wife Rita Holshouser of Mooresville.
Three granddaughters, Lorraine, Madison and Lillian, and one grandson, Dylan.
Services for Rev. James Richard Holshouser, Sr. will be conducted Sunday, August 20, 2017 at
3:00 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Boone.
Online condolences may be shared with the Holshouser family at the website
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Holshouser family.

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