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Richard J. Holt

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Richard J. Holt Obituary
Richard J. Holt

Richard "Rich" James Holt, 74, of Millsboro, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Berlin Nursing Home. He was a loving father with a big heart.

Rich was born March 2, 1938 in Holt's Landing, Dagsboro. He graduated from Lord Baltimore High School in Ocean View. Rich enjoyed watching and playing sports. He played the saxophone in his band the Slick Chicks. He was an avid boat racer. Rich was a member of the Army Reserves and Honor Guard and a member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Company. He spent most of his career in the furniture industry as a sales rep and as owner of Payless Furniture. He was a life-long Lion's club member, former president of the Indian River Lion's Club & zone chairman. He was an active member in several area Chambers of Commerce. Rich never met a stranger and was always ready to tell a story or joke.

He is survived by his son, Richard Holt II and his wife Vicky and their son, Richard Holt III, all of Camden, TN; his daughter, Audrey Harkins and her husband David and their sons, David and Connor, all of Salisbury, MD; and a sister, Rachel Townsend Doughty and husband Ken of Sandy Landing, DE.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 24 at 11 am at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street in Frankford, where friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be in St. George's Cemetery in Clarksville.

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Published in The News Journal on Nov. 24, 2012
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