R.E. Holt, age 84, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1954, entered eternal life on the 4th of April 2014. He was also known as "Red" and "Randy" Holt. He served his country honorably for 29 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He then went on to work for the United States Postal Service for 12 more years. He was a beloved husband, dad, grandpa, and father-in-law.
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R.E. entered life on the 31st of October, 1929 in Princeton, North Carolina, the son of Ransom E. Holt, Sr. and Ella Mae Holt. He was raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He married Nell Devon Smith on October 1, 1955 in Dillon, South Carolina. Together, they traveled numerous places with the military. He later retired and lived the remainder of his life in Colorado Springs. R.E. enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and most of all, spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Nell of 58 years, his daughter: Dee (and Charlie) Brown, and his grandson: Dustin "Catfish" Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step father: Ed Krebs, his three sisters: Jessie Brock, Nita Pearl Ellis, Donny Ruth Lee, and his brother: Bobby Holt.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 8th 2014 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home from 4:00 -6:00 PM.
Graveside Services with Air Force Honors will be held at 1:30 PM. on Wednesday, April 9th at the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery. To attend the services, please meet the procession at the North Gate parking lot at 1:15 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior project at: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=66&campaignSource=WEBSITE&source=ONLINE
Published in The Gazette on Apr. 6, 2014