Howard Matthew “Corky” Holthoff, 75, of Dumas passed away December 4, 2017 in Little Rock.

He was born in Pine Bluff on December 28, 1941 to the late Howard Lee Holthoff and Marian Virginia Matthews Holthoff.

Mr. Holthoff was a member of First Christian Church Gould, a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he lettered in football, basketball, track and field. He was a life time member of the Razorback Letterman Club and a member Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Returning to Dumas after completing his law degree, he opened the Holthoff Law Firm in Dumas. A member Arkansas Bar Association, Corky served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Lincoln and Desha counties and Desha County District Judge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Byron and Frankie Holthoff.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Kay Holthoff of Dumas; four sons, Michael (Carolyn) Holthoff of Corvallis, Oregon, Matthew Lewis (Jill) Holthoff of Houston, Texas, Mark Lee (Jason) Holthoff of Seattle, Washington and Howard Franklin Holthoff of Austin, Texas; a grandson, Henry Holthoff and three granddaughters, Rebecca, Megan and Rosie Holthoff; and a brother, David Holthoff of Dumas.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Griffin Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 8, at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Holthoff Family Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of donor’s choice.


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