Obituary: Roland J. Holtsclaw

December 30, 1943 – May 12, 2022

Roland J. Holtsclaw, 78, of Greenwood passed away peacefully at his home at 11:49 p.m. on May 12, 2022.

He was born in Bedford on December 30, 1943, to Clovis Holtsclaw and Louise (Smith) Lee. Roland graduated
from Shawswick High School in 1961, he was a retired Bedford City Police Officer working from 1968 until 1996, he was an Ordained Pastor with the Church of God Anderson University being ordained in 1997, he served as a
Pastor until his retirement in 2013, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Bedford F.O.P. Lodge #94 in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Trudy (Evans) Holtsclaw, two daughters, Lauri Holtsclaw Dukes and Kerry Holtsclaw Dodds, two sons, Eric Holtsclaw and Darren Holtsclaw, his other mother, Mary Holtsclaw, two brothers, Ed Holtsclaw and Lou Stoops, and two sisters, Ronda Dixon and Mary Anne Tunks, has 17 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister, and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bedford First Church of God, 3131 W. 16th Street in Bedford, with Brother Lou Stoops and Friend Mark Duncan, officiating, the family will receive friends immediately after the celebration of his life at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be in Roland’s memory to PAACI, Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana, PO Box 19575, Indianapolis, IN 46219,

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.