Dr. Jake King Holcombe
Dr. Jake King Holcombe died at Greenville Hospital System on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the age of 87.
Dr. Holcombe is survived by his wife Carolyn B. Holcombe of Liberty, SC, his daughter Renee Holcombe of Easley SC and his grandpoodle, Asher. He was preceded in death by his parents Jake King Holcombe, Sr. and Janie Vaughn Holcombe, an infant brother, James Holcombe, and sisters Mary Lou Sutherland and Margaret Bishop.
Dr. Holcombe was born on June 13, 1929 in Easley, SC to Jake King Holcombe, Sr. and Janie Vaughn Holcombe. Dr. Holcombe graduated from Easley High School and then earned his pharmacy degree at the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy. After completing pharmacy school, he continued his education and earned his medical degree at The Medical College of South Carolina now known as the Medical University of South Carolina in June of 1959. He completed his medical residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital and then began his medical career in Liberty, SC. Dr. Holcombe practiced medicine in Liberty SC for over 53 years. He retired in 2013 at the age of 84. Dr. Holcombe was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.
Dr. Holcombe was devoted to his patients and community. Through the years he served his community by providing free sport and camp physicals, free medical screenings in the community and provided medical coverage to high school football games for many years.
Funeral services to honor the life of Dr. Holcombe will be held at 3:00 PM Friday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 2:45 PM prior to the service at the mortuary. A private burial will be held at a later date. Dr. Holcombe’s first passion was medicine but he was also well known for his love of nature and animals. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Samaritan Health Clinic, the free medical clinic of Pickens County 303 Dacusville HWY, Easley, SC 29640 or the Greenville Humane Society, a “no kill” animal shelter, 305 Airport Rd. Greenville, SC 29607. Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements. www.libertymortuary.com