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William R. Holson Sr.

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William R. Holson Sr. Obituary
William R. Holson, Sr.

AGE: 65 • Long Neck

William R. Holson, Sr, 65, of Massey's Landing, Long Neck, DE passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016, after a battle with cancer, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE.

Born March 28, 1951 he was the second of three children of the late Crawford B. (Dick) Holson and Marian Keeler Holson.

Upon graduation from Georgetown High School, he attended the University of Delaware after which he served in the Army National Guard. He was an avid fisherman, and was licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a Charter Boat Captain. He was most at ease while on the Indian River Bay or at sea in the Atlantic along with his constant K-9 Companion, Max. In addition, he was a devoted NASCAR fan. With over thirty years of experience as an HVAC Service Technician, he was retired from Atlantic Refrigeration in Lewes, DE.

William is survived by his mother, Marian K. Holson of Georgetown; his daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Michael McBride of Lexington Park, MD; his son, William R. Holson, Jr., of Falls Church, VA; two sisters, Shirley Hitchens (Bill) and Mary Walls (Tony), both of Georgetown; a granddaughter, Rylee McBride and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, DE, where the funeral will begin at 6:00 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Bill's name to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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Published in The News Journal from May 7 to May 8, 2016
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