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Virgil Ray Holt Obituary

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Virgil Ray Holt went home to his Savior on March 18, 2020. Born on August 19, 1932, in Dallas, Texas to Clarence Jefferson Holt and Roxie (Dunn) Holt. Ray and Betty loved their Lake Pointe Church family and were very active in the Meridian Class life group as long as health allowed. As patriarch Ray led his family to love and serve the Lord; he participated in River Ministry missions, helped provide wheelchairs for afflicted persons in Mexico, and regularly served as an usher in Sunday services. He was an encourager, a Proverbs 3 role model for young men.

A life-long learner, Ray inherited a love of coins from his mother and went on to lead many numismatic clubs in the Dallas area. He and Betty were proprietors of This Old House Antiques founded in 1973. He was a charter member of Long Creek Baptist Church, helping his father and Pastor Biggs build its first sanctuary. A fifth-generation resident of Rockwall County, Ray enjoyed genealogy and the Rockwall Historical Society as well as serving on the first Planning and Zoning Commission for McLendon-Chisholm, Texas.

Ray is survived by Betty (Conner) Holt, his loving wife of 61 years; daughters Cindy Hammer and Sheila Sever and husband Charles; grandchildren Kristi Clinton and husband Andy, Melissa VanNess and husband Peter, and Amelia Guerrero and husband Daniel; great-grandchildren Tanner, Addison, Ashton, and Khloe Clinton; sister-in-law Jean Ann Holt, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Michael Ray, and brother Roy Edward.

Private graveside services will be held at Long Creek Cemetery in Sunnyvale, Texas.

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