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December 24, 2012

Richard Earl Holt

July 22, 1942 - Dec. 21, 2012

Richard Earl Holt, 70, of Kingman and formerly of Michigantown, passed away at 4:07 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. He was born July 22, 1942, to the late Gilbert and Elizabeth Anna (Rice) Holt. He married Betty (Grider) Holt on Aug. 6, 1960, in Crawfordsville.

Richard attended Darlington schools, worked for Chrysler Corp. for 30 years as a machine repairman, and then started his own family-owned and operated welding machine and overhaul shop.

His hobbies included being a machinist and fabricator, building houses and shops, restoring antique cars and tractors, building and collecting hit-n-miss engines and playing the banjo, guitar and mandolin.  

He was a 32nd degree master mason of Masonic Lodge No. 82 and a member of the Eastern Star Lodge, both in Russiaville. He belonged to the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club, Cowboy Christian Group, and was a member and deacon at the Kingman Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Grider) Holt, Kingman; sons, Richard (Carol) Holt, New Ross, Wayne (Marta) Holt, Noblesville, Kevin (Janelle) Holt, Tipton; daughters, Terri (Glynn) Power, Evansville, Amy (James) Rawlinson, Cicero, Michelle Holt, Moline, Ill.; brothers, Frank (Jerry) Holt, Linden, Wesley (Priscilla) Holt, Murray, Ky., Carl Holt, LaPorte; sister, Dottie Caskey, Texas; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Elizabeth Anna Holt; sisters, Mary Rose, Viegie, and Thelma; and a great-grandchild, Brody Power.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kingman Christian Church, 123 W. Ind. 234 in Kingman, with Pastor Coy Overpeck officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingman Christian Church.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kingman Christian Church, P.O. Box 35, Kingman, IN 47952. Sanders Funeral Care was entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.


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