Reuben Marion Holt, Jr, age 77, of Connoquenessing Twp., passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 26, 2017 in the Butler Memorial Hospital, following an illness.
Born August 1, 1940 in Butler, he was the son of the late Reuben Marion and Gladys Herold Holt, Sr.
He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Butler.
After 39 years of service, he retired from the former Armco Steel in Butler. He also enjoyed any kind of construction.
He will be remembered for his love as an outdoor sportsman. He belonged to the NRA, Happy Hunter’s Club, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He enjoyed hunting, especially Elk out west. He also enjoyed his family and grandchildren, riding horses, and farming.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Beverly Schilling Holt, who he married June 13, 1959; his children Reuben (Wendy) Holt, III of Chicora, Jeffrey (Sharon) Holt of Petrolia, Sherrie (Mike) Gagliardi of Carbon Center, Tim (Jill) Holt of Connoquenessing, Jill (Dan) Paul of Prospect; six grandchildren; one great grandson; siblings John Holt of Carbon Center, Beverly Patton of Prospect, Gloria (Bob) Horner of Ellwood City; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Rickey Holt, who passed away in 1961, and his brother Dale Holt.
Private interment was held at the Mt Nebo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St Marks Church, 201 West Jefferson St., Butler PA 16001
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Edward L Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect.