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Richard Manning Holt, 68, of Rocky Point, passed away May 1, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 1, 1945, in New Hanover County, NC, son of the late J. Manning Holt and Sue Maultsby Holt.

Richard is survived by his wife of 44 years Elizabeth Ann Holt; son, Richard Scott Holt and wife Jenny; grandchildren, Katelynn and Megan Morris; sister, Barbara Potter of Wilmington and Nancy Corbin of Danville, AR; sisters-in-law Helen Ragsdale of Norfolk, VA, Ida Mae Keith, Geraldine Smith and husband Jay, Gail Dixon and husband Jimmy; brothers-in-law, Elbert Ray Barnhill, Joe Barnhill and wife Nell, Johnny Barnhill and wife Susan and Robert Thomas Barnhill. Many nieces and nephews and his favorite friend and pal Cougar.

Richard graduated from New Hanover High School in 1963 and served in the Navy on the USS Kearsarge, later earning a Mechanical Journey Mans degree. He worked for Progress Energy for 23 years at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant and retired from Cape Fear Public Utility in 2011 after 10 years of service.

Richard is best known for his outgoing personality and a wonderful sense of humor. He loved playing golf and watching NASCAR racing and spending time with his grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 3pm Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Wrightsville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday May 3, 2013, from 6pm until 8pm at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Wrightsville United Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Andrews Market St. Chapel

Online condolences at

Funeral Home
Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-7788
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from May 3 to May 4, 2013
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