Richard E. Holley Sr.

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Lt. Col. US Air Force (Ret) Richard Evan Holley, Sr., 88, of Farmville, passed away on Sept. 30, 2016. He was born in Martins Ferry, OH on May 29, 1928, a son of the late Evan Alfred Holley and Susan Linn Perry Holley. Richard served his country for 32 years and retired from the United States Air Force as Lt. Colonel. He was a life member of Mason Blue Lodge, Parthenon Lodge #2 in Athens, Greece, and the BPOE Ohio River Valley Lodge 231 in Martins Ferry, OH. Richard is survived by his 6 children, Alix Lowe of Tucson, AZ, Richard “Rich” Holley, Jr. and his wife, Maria of Waldorf, MD, Michael Forrest Holley and wife, Cathy of Marana, AZ, Forrest Lowe of Indianapolis, IN, Bingham Lowe of Phoenix, AZ, and Christine Andreotta of Tucson, AZ; eight grandchildren, Nicholas Andreotta and wife, Monica of Tucson, AZ, Kacey Andreotta of Tucson, AZ, Bethany Holley of Marana, AZ, Richard Holley III of Waldorf, MD, Tara Houser and husband, Andrew of Apollo Beach, FL and Erin Holley of San Antonio, TX, Michael Holley of AZ and Stephen of AZ,; three great-grandchildren, Evan Houser, Nathan Houser and Madelyn Holley; one sister, Cora Louise Cummins Myers and husband, Paul of Westminster, SC; one brother, James Perry Holley and wife, Gerta of Holland, MI also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. A service and celebration of Richard’s life will be conducted at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2016
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