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Richard Scott Holt

December 26, 1946 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 75)


Richard Scott Holt, 75, passed away peacefully with family by his side on May 19, 2022. Richard was born on December 26, 1946 to John Frederick Holt and Marjorie Anne Novotny Holt in Indianapolis, Indiana. Richard met the love of his life, Donna, when they attended Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, CA. They both went on to graduate from San Jose State University. Richard then became a Marine Corps officer and married Donna on Feb. 15, 1970. Years later they moved back to the San Jose area where he earned his MBA at San Jose State University.

Richard's career in finance transferred him to Houston, TX where he and Donna raised their four children. Richard was a gentle and loving father. He spent time with his family fishing, playing sports, going on long nature walks, visiting museums, and taking trips to the beach. He was a very outgoing and social man, always the life of the party. His hobbies included golf, watching football and spending time outdoors. He loved good music, great food and enjoyed traveling to new places. Richard and Donna retired in Tucson, AZ. After his wife Donna passed away, he moved to Central Texas to be closer to his children and grandchildren. 

Richard Scott Holt is preceded in death by his parents, John and Marjorie Holt and his wife, Donna Lee (Paist) Holt.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Gretchen Pearson (Andrew), Joanna Holt-Melton (Jerry), Gregory Holt (Sol), Jeffrey Holt; his grandchildren, Emily Pearson, Nathan Melton and Mackenzie Melton; his brother, Steve Holt; his sisters, Marilyn Preston and Jackie Clark. 

Richard and his wife Donna will be interred together at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

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Internment at a later date

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery (Killeen Texas)

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