Robert Holcomb, 89

Robert W. Holcomb, 89, formerly of Wabash, passed away at 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 18 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. He was born to the late James and Pearl (Meyers) Holcomb on July 28, 1923, in Somerset.

He served his county in the US Army during the American Theater and Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe. He attended several colleges to obtain his masters degree, including Manchester College and Butler University. He retired as a schoolteacher in Knox, Ind., where he taught advanced mathematics. He also was a basketball and track coach.

He is survived by two nieces, Dawn (Graves) Harvey, Warsaw, and Sherry (Graves) Gallahan, Peru; nephew Tim Graves, North Manchester; several other great nieces survive locally. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret (Holcomb) Graves, Helen (Holcomb) Deeter, and Dorothy (Holcomb) Printy.

There will be no services held.

McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash, was entrusted with arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Wounded Warriors in care of the funeral home. Online tributes may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 May 24