Joseph Brent Holm

January 5, 1959 — June 8, 2020

Joseph Brent Holm, age 61, passed away June 8, 2020. Brent was born Jan. 5, 1959, in Hildale, Utah to Carl and Louise Jessop Holm. He married Kristie Saxton May 20, 1978. 

From an early age, Brent was very independent. At the age of 16, he went to live and work for his brother Ken, in Salt Lake City, as a diesel mechanic. He was very mechanically inclined. He was known for tinkering, improving and fixing anything. When friends would ask how he fixed things he would smile and say, “a little FM.”

Brent was a kind soul. He was always interested in how you were doing and gave hugs freely. That being said, he was the first to stick up for someone and defend their honor. The word “stranger” had no place in Brent’s life; everyone he met was family. 

Family was the most important thing in Brent’s life. He met his sweetheart Kristie at the age of 16, and she accompanied him to Salt Lake City when he moved there. Together they raised a beautiful family of five children. Brent was a great papa and loved his grandchildren. Brent and his family enjoyed camping, four-wheeling, jeeping, boating and anything else the outdoors had to offer. With any group outing, Brent was always bringing up the rear making sure no one was left behind.

Brent loved to have a good time and could be the life of the party. He also had a peaceful, reverent side, reminding us to “keep sweet.” He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Brent is survived by his mother, Louise, Cedar City, Utah; wife, Kristie Holm, St. George, Utah; children, B.J. (Cameo) Holm, St. George, Utah; Mindy (Brock) Spilsbury, Hurricane, Utah; Lance (Cadie) Holm, Washington, Utah; Bristi (Matt) Spendlove, Washington, Utah; and Colton Holm, Apple Valley, Utah. Brent is also survived by 15 grandchildren, numerous brothers and sisters, extended family and friends.

A viewing will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary on Sunday, June 14, from 5-7 p.m. A second viewing will be held Monday, June 15, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. The interment will take place at Washington City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street St. George, Utah 84770. (435) 673-2454.

Friends and family are invited to sign Joseph Brent Holm’s online guest book at

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