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"Boots" Staples

July 23, 1944 ~ July 12, 2022 (age 77)


Holt Wilson Staples III ("Boots") passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 12 after a courageous battle with cancer. Boots was born July 23, 1944 the son of the late Nancy (Peggy) Hodge Staples & Holt Wilson Staples Jr. He grew up in Crewe, VA.

Boots is survived by his wife Susan (Hall) Staples, a brother Robert (Bob) Staples (Carol), 2 sisters Julia (Kitty) Solomon & Donna Gholson.

Also surviving are 5 children. Holt W Staples IV (Cindy), James A Staples (Lisa), Angelia J Psaras (Sty), Brian A Staples (Jennifer) & Justin K Brightbill.  He was preceded in death by 1 son, Jeremy Brightbill.

Boots was blessed with 9 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild. Will, Amanda, Caroline, Alison, Jay, Riley, Jake, Taylor, Ashton & Sarah whom his entire world revolved around. Memory making with the 'grands' was his favorite pastime.

A private service for family is being planned. Bright Funeral Home is caring for this family.

In appreciation for the compassionate hospice care provided, the family respectfully requests you please consider honoring Boots with a donation to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr # 101, Durham, NC 27704.


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Memorial Service
July 31, 2022

11:00 AM
Bright Funeral Home

Video is available for this event

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