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Richard V. Holman

January 28, 1930 ~ October 3, 2018 (age 88)


   Richard V. Holman, 88, of Quincy, passed away at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (October 3, 2018) at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

   Born January 28, 1930 in Hull, Illinois, Richard was the son of Damon and Thelma McGraw Holman Sr.  He married Betty B. Huner on April 5, 1955 in Hernando, Mississippi.  She preceded him in death on January 3, 2013.

   Richard served his country in the U. S. Navy from 1948 to 1952.

   Richard was a member of Union United Methodist Church.  He loved woodworking, making his family many different toys and pieces of furniture over the years. Richard and Betty loved to travel, and he especially enjoyed the many trips to the Pennsylvania Amish country. He enjoyed working in his yard and tending to his garden, listening to music, solving crossword puzzles, reading and just tinkering with things he could fix.  

   Richard was first employed at Gem Electronics. He later was employed at Pepsi Cola for 27 years  as a production supervisor. He retired in 1995.

   Survivors include a son, Rocke Breuer (Jill) of Quincy; three grandchildren, Jett Melvin (Geri), Scott Melvin (Anita) and Samantha Billingsley (Kenny) all of Quincy; five great grandchildren, Kassy Melvin (Evan Leckbee) of Quincy, Lacey Williams (Ricky) of Quincy, Presley Melvin-Dean (Theo) of Kirksville, MO, Bronson Melvin of St. Louis, MO and Kolter Melvin of Quincy; a great great granddaughter, Hartlee Williams; a brother, Bill  Holman (Carolyn) of Hacienda Heights, CA; two sisters, Betty Quist of Milan, IL and Janice Cox (Jim) of Kansas City, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Donna Breuer; three brothers, Damon "Jack" Holman Jr., Charles Holman and Francis Holman; two sisters, Vera Holman and Sandra Phelps; a sister in law, Bobbie Reuser; and his best friend, Larry Melvin.

   Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Stufflebeam officiating.  Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be Monday afternoon from 1:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund or the Alzheimer's Association.

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