SAN ANTONIO, Texas- John Holcombe, who lost eight members of his family in the Sutherland Springs church shooting in Texas quoted Romans 8:28- “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.”
Holcombe lost his wife Crystal, three of his stepchildren: 11-year-old Emily Rose Hill, 13-year-old Gregory Lynn Hill, and 9-year-old Megan Gail Hill; his parents, 58-year-old Karla Plain Holcombe and 60-year-old John Bryan Holcombe (who was an associate pastor leading the service) his brother 36-year-old Marc Daniel Holcombe, and his niece 1-year-old Noah Holcombe. John, himself, was wounded in the shooting.
Crystal Holcombe’s two other children, a 15-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter, lost both of their parents. The daughter was grazed by a bullet and the son was not in church that day.
Crystal was a widow when John married her and became a “new dad” for five kids.
“Regarding our baby, we don’t know if it was a boy or a girl. It was too soon to tell. However, we have a name for our baby, who died in the womb.Carlin Brite “Billy Bob” Holcombe
This includes Crystal’s pick for a girl, a boy, and the nickname the kids gave the baby.
“Billy Bob” is the nickname the kids gave the baby.”