Robert Lee Holt Sr., of Gloucester, departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, surrounded by family and friends, after being blessed to live for 87 years.
He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rosalyn Ann Holt, of 55 years.
He leaves behind two sons, Robert Holt Jr. (Lynn) and Clyde Holt; two granddaughters, Beverly Potter (Bill) and Tracy Stippel (David Craft), and three great-grandsons, Christopher Potter, Walker and Pearce Stippel. He had numerous cousins scattered across the Carolinas, including one particular cousin, in South Carolina, who called him several times daily to check on him.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed bird watching, maintaining his lawn, traveling, playing cards, watching old westerns and spending time with family–especially on Friday night pizza nights.
He was employed by York County and retired in 1995 after 30 years as a heavy equipment operator. Additionally, he was a long-standing member of Hornsbyville Baptist Church.
The family received friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14 at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at Hornsbyville Baptist Church, Yorktown, with Pastor Ron Holland and Pastor Charles Jones officiating. Interment followed at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hornsbyville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1147, Grafton, Va. 23692. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.