William Holt Carlen

William Holt Carlen, 33, of Greenville, died on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of Meredith Carlen Fowler (Robert B. Fowler, Sr.) and the late James A. Carlen, III.

Holt attended Hilton Head Christian Academy, and Baylor School of Tennessee. He graduated from Hammond School in Columbia and attended Newberry College.

Holt is survived by his loving family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, per his wishes, please consider a contribution to Mothers Against Drunk Driving at www.madd.org.

Condolences to the family of William Holt Carlen

  • Meredith,
    I am so sorry to hear about this. Jimmy Dunn let me know and my heart breaks for you. After all he went through, I understand Holt was doing well too. My prayers are with you and the family.
    Ernie Lawhorne

  • Missy Lawhorne
    3 years ago

    Meredith and the entire family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Holt. Please know I am thinking of you and send love and prayers your way. You all hold a very special place in my heart.

    Much Love,

    Missy Lawhorne

  • Phyllis Brodie
    3 years ago

    We are sending our prayers and sympathy. We will always love you all, even though we haven’t seen you for a long time here on Hilton Head. Please know that our hearts are breaking for you. May God wrap you in his care.
    Glenn & Phyllis Brodie

  • Mernie,

    I am so sorry and heartbroken to read about Hodie passing. He has been in my heart since he was a very small baby. If there is anything I can do for you, you know where I am.

  • Joanne Petro
    3 years ago

    Meredith, so sorry to hear about Holt. My prayers go out to you and your family. Thinking of you my friend at this very difficult time.

    Joanne Petro

  • Bob Gardner
    3 years ago


    We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you in this difficult time. While I didn’t get to know Holt very well, I always enjoyed our conversations.

  • Todd Gandy
    3 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of Holt’s passing. I know he faced many trials and tribulations in recent years. He also had a positive impact on many over his short life. I’ll always carry fond memories of my high school friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • David Erwin Jr
    3 years ago

    VERY sorry to hear. I’m a Gamecock and remember the Carlen family

  • We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. May time take wings and relieve you of your painful loss. Miss you! Arch and Jenny

  • Cheryl Rymal
    3 years ago

    There are no words. Holt was a part of our family when he and Cory were young. Our hearts are heavy and our prayers are with you.
    Craig & Cheryl Rymal

  • Zach Corontzes
    2 years ago

    Hi Meredith
    This is Zach Corontzes
    I’ve just learned of the loss of your son – I can only imagine
    I have two great daughters and I can’t imagine losing one of them
    I hope the passing of time helps heal- it will never be the same but I hope it gets easier
    Take care my dear ❤️

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