James Richard “Rick” Holt Jr. 70 of Huntington, WV passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Sept 15th at 1:00 PM at Beard Mortuary with Father Mark Goldman officiating. Entombment and Military rites will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at Beard Mortuary. He was born April 29, 1951, in Rainelle, WV. Son of the late James Richard and Jeanette Nutter Holt. Rick had many accomplishments in his life. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air force and a proud WVU graduate. While in the U.S. Air force he developed a love for flight. He was a former business owner, a school teacher and was previously employed at the VA Medical Center. He was a member of the All Saints Anglican Church. He was also an American Chemical Society member. Rick was very active with the local Boy Scouts of America as a scout leader. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Johnson Holt; a son, Seth Richard Holt of Huntington; siblings, Cindy Holt of Huntington, WV; Jane Holt-Duecaster and husband, David of Ft. Worth, TX; Vicki Byers of Ravenna, OH and Norman Holt of San Antonio, TX; a brother-in-law, Roger Johnson of Huntington; three nephews and two nieces. Online memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.beardmortuary.com. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Fisher House located at the VA Medical Center.