Sidney Lee Holbrooks

Born in Virgie, KY on January 10, 1944

Departed on June 8, 2015 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Sidney Lee Holbrooks was born in Virgie, Kentucky, on January 10, 1944 to the late Healtha Hudson Holbrooks and Noah Holbrooks. He departed this life on June 8, 2015, at the age of 71 years. Sidney was married to Dorothy Cantrell for 47 years. To this union was born a daughter, Diana Lynn Holbrooks, of Portland, TN, and Scott Lee Holbrooks, of Gallatin, TN. In addition to his wife and children, he is also survived by three granddaughters, Kayleigh Jessie Holbrooks and Catherine Blaise Holbrooks , both of Portland, TN, and Jaclyn Sydney Holbrooks of Whitehouse, TN, and a great granddaughter, Magdelina Cook, of Portland, TN. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visitation for Mr. Holbrooks will be at Crestview Funeral Home 1623 Hwy. 109 N., Gallatin, TN 37066, Thursday, June 11, 2015, 4-8 pm and Friday, June 12th, 12-1 pm. The service will be held in the chapel of Crestview Funeral Home at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens. (615)458-1943

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13 Comments to Sidney Lee Holbrooks

  1. Kenneth voreis
    June 10, 2015 4:25 pm

    Only knowing Sid a short time, I’m honored to have worked with Sid and calling him a friend, he was an exceptional individual. He will be missed.

  2. Jose Castaneda
    June 10, 2015 5:15 pm

    We had the honor of working with Sid at our Bethlehem, PA facility. He provided such a professional support during a critical time for our organization and a big portion of our success is owed to him. I remember him as a great person to work with. I hope his family does well during this time.

  3. Michael Isbrecht
    June 10, 2015 6:44 pm

    I only knew Sid for a short time, but it was a honor to work next to him in Bethlehem. He was a hard working individual and will remember him always.

  4. Gloria Shelley
    June 10, 2015 8:29 pm

    I worked with Sid at Bosch in Gallatin,TN and then again at Bosch Rexroth in Bethlehem,pa. He was a good man and loved talking about his grandbabies who he adored – so sorry for your loss – prayers to the family

  5. P.J. and Linda Leeser
    June 11, 2015 10:12 am

    Dorothy et. al.,

    Linda and I send our sincerest condolences on the loss of Sid. It was an honor and privilege to have worked with him and have him as a friend and neighbor. Sid’s positive personality and smile where always something you could count on. The world is a better place for having had Sid in it and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Linda Carol Osborne
    June 11, 2015 10:52 am

    Dear Dorothy, Diana and Scott: I was shocked when I read this a few moments ago. My heart is breaking for the three of you and your families. Jeff (our son) and I know exactly what you are going through at this difficult time and are sending our love and prayers on your great loss. Just keep Sidney’s memory close to your heart and trust in God, and He will get you through this. If it hadn’t been for God, Jeff and I would never have survived those first few months after Curt passed away. I remember so well when we lived in Michigan and used to come to your house for those delicious BLTs on Hoagie rolls. Curt always talked about those and I made them many, many times. He often wondered where you and Sidney had moved to. I will keep you in my prayers at this very, very difficult time. Love and prayers are coming your way.

  7. Ann Creech
    June 11, 2015 10:58 pm

    Dorothy,Diana,and Scott, we are so saddened to hear this news about Sid. I know you all were a close family.I can remember the days in Indiana when we visited one another. I always thought you and Sid had a special love, you were always together. Except when they worked so many hours, we went to Bible study and made a life for ourselves. May God hold you close in these days which will be hard, but He will bring you through it . Prayers are being said already. We love all of you.

  8. Kelly Nelson
    June 12, 2015 9:17 am

    I loved this man, he was one of my most significant mentors over the course of my professional life. He taught me the ability to stay calm and rational during pressure filled situations, to trust your instincts when it came to equipment and making tough calls about that equipment, and most importantlyl to be loyal and protective of members of your team, even if they messed up from time to time. Not a day goes by when I don’t use one of the five thousand “Sid-isms” I learned from him at work. “If I was any better, their’d have to be two of me”, “No ticky…no laundry”, I could go on for pages. I will miss you my friend, rest now, you’ve put in your work. C-A-T-S…CATS, CATS, CATS!

  9. Kenny and Lynn Hudak
    June 12, 2015 9:42 am

    We had Sid and Kenny Voreis over for supper when they were working in Charleston. We are sadden by the news. Our prayers are for the family during this difficult time.

  10. Georgina Linley Holbrook
    June 12, 2015 12:33 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

  11. Charles Wiley
    June 12, 2015 3:57 pm

    I worked with and at one time for Sid at Bosch in Gallatin,TN. Sid had a answer for everything, knew everything and you didn’t even have to ask him. Bless his soul, Sid tried his best to make a mechanic out of me, but he just didn’t have much to work with. Sid was one of a kind, he help me in many way, and he will be missed.

  12. Twyla West
    June 16, 2015 3:55 pm

    i was one of the first that went to work in Gallatin, at that time it was Allied Signal. Sid was a great person, worked very hard and was kind to everybody. God bless the family.

  13. Larry Burke
    December 14, 2015 7:13 pm

    I was a classmate of Sidney’s at the old Lower Long Fork Grade School and at Virgie High School. I remember him as a really good person and the best dancer in our class. We only lived roughly a mile away from each other. So sad to learn of the passing of another treasured classmate.

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