A man of few words but they held so tight
A man not needing much to smile
Between nascar, M&Ms, poker; you couldn’t tell him anything
A man who impacted so many without even knowing it
He was a simple man
A man who lived an ordinary life
This life full of mistakes, memories, love, wisdom, and even pain
But through it all he rose above and made a way to continue on
Just as we want him here in our world
God called him home too; home to make peace with his 75 years
Home to finally rest and be at ease
Now that you have been called upon
Spread your wings freely and continue to watch over us
Guide us in our journeys and shine light in our darkness
Forever stay with us until we are able to meet again
As it has come time to let you go we shall keep you in our hearts forever
This isn’t goodbye but simply until next time
Grandpa Apple, or as some knew him, Albert, “Al,” McKinley Holt, age 75 of Laurel, Maryland, passed away peacefully on March 04, 2021.
He was born in 1945 to Theodore Holt and Lucille (Easton) Holt in Newport News, VA. Al McKinley was a member of US Marines.
He retired from Raine & Sons Inc. after 35 plus years of dedicated service.
An avid gamer, Al enjoyed playing poker and bingo. He also cherished watching old game shows and Hallmark channel Christmas movies, which were his favorite, with his wife, Sue. More than anything, Al loved hanging out with his family.
Al is survived by his wife, Susanne (Sue) Shaw; brother, Sonny and sister-in-law, Shirley; Daughter Lynn, and son-in-law Michael (Mikey); Stepdaughter, Linda; Grandchildren, Alishia, Dominic, Shaniah, and Dominique; Great grandchildren, Quincy, Ava, and Vincent.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore, and Lucille Holt; second mother, Jeanette; Son, Billy; Stepson, Robert, and Great-Granddaughter Amiyah.
A celebration of life in honor of Al will be held on at 8733 Contee Road, Apt. 103, Laurel, MD, 20708 (Foxfire) on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 from 12 – 6 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the wife Susanne (Sue) Shaw as wishes.