The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 7, 2014

Richard Eugene Holt

The Commercial-News

COVINGTON, Ind. — Richard Eugene Holt, 87, of Covington, passed away at 3:15 a.m. June 5, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.

Richard was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Danville, the son of Fred Elmer Holt and Alora Newkirk Holt.

He married Doris L. Coleman on Jan. 18, 1945, in Veedersburg, Ind.

He grew up in Wabash Township in Fountain County, Ind., attended Rabb Grade School and graduated from Perrysville High School in Perrysville, Ind. He entered the U.S. Navy upon graduation in 1944 and served until 1946. He reenlisted in the Navy Reserves in 1966 and served until 1986.

He worked for Grubb Implement in Covington, Ind., for several years, drove a school bus for Covington School Corporation, worked for Foster Farms in Attica for a few years and retired from Warren County School District in Williamsport in 1994.

He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Covington. He loved his church and family. He enjoyed doing mechanical work and reading.

Surviving along with his wife are four children, all of Covington; daughter, Carolyn Story; sons, Dale (Mary) Holt, Allen (Marilyn) Holt and Fred (Sharon) Holt. His grandchildren are Lesa Epperson, Christy LaFoe, Jason Story, all of Covington; Lori Miller, Bremen Ind.; Tracy Holt, Covington; and Rich Holt, Tilton. He has seven step-grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Lee Story.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. EDT Monday, June 9, at Assembly of God Church in Covington, Ind. Funeral service will begin 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 10, at Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Bob Fairchild officiating. Interment will follow service at West Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Assembly of God Church. Arrangements entrusted to: Dickerson Funeral Home. Online condolences at:

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