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Ronald Holtby

SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral Services for Ronald Benjamin Holtby, 70, of Shreveport, LA will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Broadmoor United Methodist Church of Shreveport, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Mark Martin and Rev. Conrad Edwards. Visitation will be held at Osborn Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 8.

Mr. Holtby was born June 22, 1938 in Lyons, KS. He was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church of Shreveport and the Elks Lodge # 122.

Mr. Holtby proudly served in the U. S. Coast Guard and the Navy Reserves. Mr. Holtby worked in the oil and gas industry most of his life. He started in the oil business in Great Bend, KS in 1961 and worked with AMF Tuboscope in Sales and Management in the 1970's, moving from Kansas to OK, TX and then to LA. Mr. Holtby worked for Tuboscope in Shreveport in the 1980's and became V.P. for Arnold Pipe and Supply Company, Ltd.

In 1984, Mr. Holtby started his own company, Holtby Enterprises, Ltd. and just celebrated 25 years of doing business in the Ark-La-Tex area. He also owned and operated Blackco Wellhead, Inc., selling oilfield products for more than 20 years.

Ron is remembered by his loving wife, Kay Holtby and his children: daughter Brenda Smith and husband John H. Smith, son Scott Holtby, daughter Tammy Flowers and husband Frank Flowers, daughter Terri Holtby. He is also remembered by his 13 grandchildren: Joel, Sabrina, Bubba, Logan and Trent Smith; Justin and Samantha Holtby; Daniel, Wyatt, Kaylee and Allie Flowers; and Emily and Alicia Edwards.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons Bubba, Justin, Daniel, Wyatt, Logan and Trent.

Memorials may be made to National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. OSBORNFUNERALHOME.NET

Published in Shreveport Times on June 7, 2009
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