Coleman “Coley” Loadholt Jr. was a volunteer fire captain for Hampton County Fire Rescue and a career firefighter/EMT and senior officer for Jasper County Fire Rescue. He suffered a heart attack on June 17, 2019, while on-duty at the Jasper County Fire Rescue Department, after responding to multiple calls with Hampton County Fire Rescue. He died at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston on June 21, 2019.
Captain Loadholt worked with Jasper County Fire Rescue for almost 14 years. He received the Life Saver Award in Jasper County and was named Firefighter of the Year and Officer of the Year in Brunson. He was a member of the South Carolina Firefighters Association.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an excellent mechanic.