Mr. Thomas N. "Tucker" Holt Jr., age 82, of Locust Valley, died Wednesday night at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill in Pottsville. Born in Mahanoy City he was the son of the late Thomas and Lucy E. (Cope) Holt Sr.. He was a graduate of Mahanoy Township High School and served with the National Guard. He worked as a vending machine mechanic for 47 years having worked for Covenco Vending Services of Frackville . He was a member of St. Peter's UCC in Locust Valley. He was a Phillies and Eagles fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his grandchildren very much. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were 2 sisters Carolyn Koback and Elizabeth Bruce. Survivors include his wife of 58 years the former June Kratson, a daughter Lisa Smulligan and her husband Charles of State College, a son Tim Holt of Locust Valley a brother Robert Holt of Park Crest and a sister Judy Hutira and her husband Marty of Locust Valley, 5 grandchildren Kristyna Peitz and her husband Bryan, Elizabeth Goodman and her husband Ben , CJ Smulligan and his wife Sarah and Timothy and Zachery Holt, 3 great grandchildren Madalyn and Jacob Peitz and Margaret Goodman as well as nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Monday morning at 11 AM from St. Peter's UCC in Locust Valley. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10 AM until time of services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Contributions in his name to the church would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation. Masks are requested but not required. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
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