William Joseph Holtwick, known to most as Bill, passed away on September 26, 2020, after losing the battle of fighting COVID-19. Bill was no stranger to large families. He was born the youngest child of Edward and Rose Schwering Holtwick on July 23 in Glasgow, Missouri in a year that will not be disclosed. Whenever Bill was asked his age he would let them know he was 39. So just to clear up any confusion …William J. Holtwick passed away on September 26, 2020, at the age of 39 years old. He attended Saint Mary’s grade school and graduated high school from Glasgow High School. Bill served in the United States Airforce for 4 years and after discharge moved to Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Olinkcraft as the shipping supervisor in Kansas City for several years and then was asked to move to Tulsa to fill the same role with Southwest Packaging (Currently Green Bay Packaging). In 1981, Bill met Cynthia Jones Thompson and they were married on New Year’s Eve 1983 surrounded by another large family with all the Jones and as many Belks that they could fit in one house as witnesses. Bill instantly became a father to Cynthia’s son, Jon. Bill retired from Green Bay Packaging. Bill wore many hats; Husband, Father, Supervisor, Golfing buddy, Mower of Lawns, but most importantly Papa to Braden. Mornings you could find Bill with the “guys” at the donut shop drinking coffee. Bill enjoyed playing golf, talking about golf & watching golf on television. Bill always enjoyed being in Glasgow to help the family with the apple harvest and rooting for his favorite teams, the Mizzou Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Bill was preceded in death by his parents: Edward and Rose, Brothers and Sisters: Catherine Aholt, and husband Lawrence, Edward and wife Patricia, Raymond, Maurice and wife Jo Ann, James and wife Jane, Johnny, Margaret and Marcia. He is survived by Wife, Cynthia of Sapulpa, Son, Jon and Pepe Sanchez and Grandson Braden of Luther and the rest of those huge families that he was always so happy to be with. Bill was not a man of many words, but always enjoyed being around his family, his blood family, his married family, his golf family or the family he chose to drink coffee with every day.
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