Lawrence William “Sonny” Holcomb of Kill Devil Hills, Feb. 17

By on February 19, 2018

Lawrence William “Sonny” Holcomb, 65, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away at his home on Saturday, February 17, 2018, after battling multiple illnesses.

Born July 9, 1952, he was the son of the late Joyce Owen Holcomb and George William Holcomb Jr.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Dawn Williams-Holcomb; sons, Jacob William Holcomb (Malik) of Charlotte, NC, and Joshua William Holcomb of Roanoke, VA; grandchildren, Andrew, Jenna, Juliette, Jillian, Jayla, Jacie, Mason, Sophie, and Olivia; siblings, Drema Holcomb of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Amanda Patrick of Nags Head, NC, and Capt. George “Chip” William Holcomb III of Manteo, NC.; and many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Patrick Henry High School, Roanoke, VA and Virginia Tech University and then joined the US Army in 1971, serving his country honorably.

He then excelled in various aspects of sales; through property, auto, and the food and beverage industry.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Sonny served as the director of marketing for Villages at Ocean Hill, continuing to Atlantic Realty, Coastal Chevrolet, and owning Sunman Auto Brokers after which he became the sales director for Midgette Auto Sales. He was also an intricate part of Dawn’s Kitchen Catering, overseeing events and marketing. Sonny had a great love for golf and cards.

In 2013, Sonny received a liver transplant. In 2017, he experienced kidney and congestive heart failure. Through Carolina Donor Services, at the time of his death, Sonny was able to donate his tissue, marrow, veins and eyes.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Kilmarlic Golf Clubhouse.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to help other transplant patients be made to Help Hope Live, 2 Radnor Corporate Center Suite 100, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087 or online at

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Cathy Williams

    So sorry to hear the news. I thought he was doing good. He was such a happy person, I remember the good ole’ days and Sun Burns in Kitty Hawk.
    He will so be remembered. Prayers are with you Dawn.

    Tuesday, Feb 20 @ 1:19 pm
  • Linda Sadler

    So sorry to hear about Sonny. Prayers for you Drema, Amanda and Dawn. He was such a good person and always happy. He will be missed.

    Friday, Feb 23 @ 9:17 am