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In Memoriam – Holte Enders In The Sky

In memory of our absent friends, we remember the Villans who join the legion of Holte Enders In The Sky.

Neville John King

18th October 1938 – 3rd May 2013
Born in Great Bourton, North Oxfordshire
Worked in the Rovers plant and for Pressed Steel, as well as spending a large part of working life as an electrician.
Neville also was a former player in the Midlands Combination league for Pressed Steel as an inside left.
A deeply loved and sorely missed Holte Ender.

Submitted by son Mark King.

In memory of Neville John King - as submitted by son Mark King

In memory of Neville John King – as submitted by son Mark King

Glyn Smith

Originally from Rushall, Walsall but moved to live in Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire.
Married to Sue and sadly left two young children when he died.
An avid Villa fan, a Holte End Upper season ticket holder, who worked and played hard but was devoted to his family.
A sadly missed Villan.

Submitted by friend Clive Evans.

Glyn Smith - Holte Ender In The Sky as submitted by Clive Evans

Glyn Smith – Holte Ender In The Sky as submitted by Clive Evans

Leslie Archer

Following Leslie’s death, his brother took Villa fan Steve to Villa Park on a non-match day. Leslie’s brother walked Steve through the old Trinity Road Stand, through the offices that were there, and eventually came to a locked room which housed the European Cup. Steve was only 10, and so couldn’t lift the trophy above his head, but he wanted to thank Leslie for leading him on the path to being a Villa fan.

Leslie was a massive Villa fan who lived in Aston, and was father to Steve’s Mom who ensure he was raised as one of our own.

Submitted by Steve Rennais

Dalian Atkinson

Villans will forever remember Dalian Atkinson for his wonder goal against Wimbledon in the 1992/93 season, for playing a part in Villa’s highest placed Premier League finish (2nd behind Manchester United) and for being one of the team who lifted the 1994 League Cup.

RIP Dalian – taken too soon at 48 on the 15th August 2016.

Dalian Atkinson with the 1994 Coca Cola Cup

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  1. Keith William Hamilton
    24th June 1936 – 17th April 2018
    Born in Harborne, Keith worked for a number of firms including Cadbury’s and various local engineering companies. He also spent a number of years in the RAF.
    His father was a Villa fan before him, and Keith started taking me as a young boy to Villa Park in 1968, standing on the Holte behind the huge white wall over the entrance. We both became season ticket holders, and were fortunate enough to see Villa reach the pinnacle of English and European football in the early 80’s.
    Keith moved to Corfu for health reasons in the early 2000’s, but sadly passed away on 17/06/18. He’ll be sadly missed by wife Kath, and the whole family.
    RIP Dad, our favorite ever Holte Ender in the sky.

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