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02/12/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Richard Holt

Richard Bruce Holt
(12 Aug 1936 - 09 Feb 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1955

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There is still more sad news today.
Richard Holt, Class of 1955, brother of James Holt and of the late Francis Holt, passed away unexpectedly in Chickahominy Haven on Thursday, February 09, 2017. 


From Daily Press - 02/12/17:

            Richard B. Holt

   


 

 

LANEXA - Richard B. Holt, 80, of Chickahominy Haven, died unexpectedly February 9, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends.

Richard was a native of Newport News. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1955, began his career at NASA Langley in 1956, and graduated from NASA Apprentice School as an Instrument Maker in 1961.

During his career at NASA he was presented numerous awards including The NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Outstanding Leadership Medal and Special Achievement Awards. He retired from NASA in 1995 as Head of the Machine Branch, Fabrication Division, and has spent many wonderful years since then residing at "QUITCHERWORRYIN" in Chickahominy Haven.

 

 
 

 


Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Francis P. and Frances K. Holt, brother Francis P. Holt, Jr., and sister-in-law Joyce F. Holt.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy S. Holt, son Stephen M. Holt, grandson James M. Holt, brother James D. Holt, many nieces and nephews, his golf-cart buddy Max, and a large extended family.

Richard was a pillar of Chickahominy Haven where he was known as "Mr.-Fix-It" and as the "Mayor".

He was relied on by many for advice and guidance with their projects and will be greatly missed by all. Richard attended Christ Community Church in Toano.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 followed by a Memorial Service by Pastor Randy Garner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Community Church, 9001 Richmond Road West, Toano, VA 23168 or JCC-Bruton Volunteer Rescue Squad, Toano, VA.

Online condolences may be expressed for the family at www.nelsencares.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on February 12, 2017.

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February 13, 2017

We are saddened to hear of Dick's passing. We have such wonderful memories of our fun times together when we lived next door.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With much love,
Doug and Dolores

- Doug and Dolores Zoller, Williamsburg, Virginia
 


February 13, 2017

Nancy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Richard was a wonderful man and we all loved him. He loved here in Parker and Parker enjoyed his company so much. We will forever remember him and we will miss him each time we come to Chickahominy. I personally have known Richard for 55 years and I loved him very much . The Bennett family is proud he was our friend . Nancy, please know that we're thinking of you if there's anything we can do to help you let us know we love you.

~ Kay, Gary, and Parker Bennett, Lilburn, Georgia
 

 
February 13, 2017
 
Nancy and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. Mike has told me many stories about Dick and their time together at NASA. When you stopped by the house last summer, none of us knew it would be the last time we'd see him, but glad we did have the time together.

May God give you Peace and Comfort at this most difficult time.

~ Mike and Tina Adderholdt, Nags Head, North Carolina
 

 
February 13, 2017
 
My Dear Holt family, Dick was a dear friend and the best supervisor anyone could hope to work for. I worked with Dick at the NTF Insulation project and he made the hottest, coldest ,dirtiest and nastiest job one I looked forward to every day!! He will be greatly missed!! May The God of Peace and Love fill your hearts with the happy memories of a great man.

~ John Hefner, Hampton, Virginia
 

 
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Richard's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam55.html


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802 


How Great Thou Art

Originally a Swedish folk melody, "O Store Gud" by Carl Boberg (1859-1940)
was translated by Stuart K. Hine in 1899.


O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!


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