MYRTLE BEACH—John David Holshouser Sr., 92, passed away May 16 at the Embrace Hospice House.

Born Aug. 23, 1927, in Granite Quarry, North Carolina, he was the son of the late John Calvin Holshouser and Laura Eleanor Holshouser. 

After serving in the United States Navy, he joined his uncles at Brown’s Jewelry Company in Danville, Virginia. John eventually became owner where he remained for 49 years.

While in Danville, he was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. John was a Masonic veteran, a member of the Sertoma Club and past president of the Exchange Club.

After retirement to Myrtle Beach, he became a member of St. Philip Lutheran Church and a volunteer at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for 15 years, where he was named Volunteer of the Year in 2004.

John is survived by his wife of 70 years, June Stephens Holshouser; daughter, Susan Malinda Holshouser Eubanks (Jim) of Myrtle Beach; son John David Holshouser Jr. (Cindy) of Danville, Virginia; grandchildren Dr. Jim Eubanks Jr. (Komal) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Laura Eubanks of Charlotte, North Carolina, John D. Holshouser III (Karen) of Danville, Virginia, and Emily McDowell (Josh), also of Danville; great-grandchildren of Danville;  sister  Ruth Beaver of Charlotte and brother Richard Holshouser (Rachel) of Sanford, North Carolina.

John was preceded in death by sisters Alice Linker and Grace Beaver and brothers Carl Holshouser and Phillip Holshouser.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heartline Hospice, Home Instead, and Compassionate Companions SE.

Memorials may be made to St. Philip Lutheran Church, 6200 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.

In light of the current situation concerning COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Philip Lutheran Church.

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