Richard Allen Holbrook
August 5, 1954 – August 7, 2019
Richard Allen Holbrook age 65 after battling pancreatic cancer this entire year has finished his fight and earned his wings on August 7, 2019. Born on August 5, 1954 in St Louis MO. He was happily married 47 years to the love of his life Jacqueline. Proudly served 23 years in the USMC. He is survived by his wife and their 4 beautiful daughters Dorothy, Angelic, Desirae, and Nora. Four son in laws, 16 Grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. The family welcomes all lives that Richard has touched to gather at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg for his viewing on August 14th 6-8 and a funeral service on August 15th at noon followed by a Full Honored Military Burial at Quantico National Cemetery at 2pm. Semper Fi - OORAH!
- Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
- Celebration of Life Thursday, August 15, 2019
Richard Allen Holbrook
August 15, 2019
I'm sad I will not be there tomorrow to say goodbye my Cousin. You will forever be in my heart. You and I grew up together until our teens. You were a huge part of my childhood. My favorite memory of you is and always will be .... your infectious laugh. Oh yea... I can still here it. And it still makes me smile. You were the only one that could make me laugh so hard over the silliest little things.
Awe those are some great memories for sure. Cousin Ricky you will be missed. All my Love, your cousin Terrie Lynn.
August 14, 2019
Rick was one of the hardest working men I've ever known. He loved with his whole heart, and cared with his whole soul. I grew up living directly across the street from Rick, and him and his whole family treated me as if I was a part of their own. You could say he was like a second grandpa to me. He made his coming over to his house feel as if it was my home too. He was always there for me, as well as my family whenever we needed something. He has touched the hearts of so many people and I am blessed that I got to be one of them.
Rick, you will always be missed and loved dearly. Rest easy. 💜
August 12, 2019
Lou Cordero and I met Rick through Lou's work as a photographer, taking pictures of Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation teams. Both men had served in the Marines, so every time they saw each other, Lou and "Sarge," as Lou called him, talked about the good ol' days in the Corps. Rick was always friendly and helpful, and SO, SO, SO proud of his family, especially those grandchildren! It was a pleasure to know him. Desirae--you and your sisters, mother and families are in our thoughts and prayers.
August 11, 2019
I met Rick when I was in high school and got my first job at Parks & Rec. Rick was always there to help with anything anyone needed! I worked for P&R for quite a few years, and towards the end of it Rick would let me help him with some supervisor type stuff (visiting different sites with him if we had extra coverage, or just helping with any issues that popped up). I remember an incident with an umpire for a baseball game- the ump had to be sent home and instead of rescheduling the games for that day, Rick put on the safety gear and handled it on his own. He was just the kind of guy who was always willing to step in. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he came across! Rick helped me personally by encouraging me to pursue college after high school, even though I had some things going on at home that made me not want to do it. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know Rick- he was a great asset to us all, and he will be missed. ❤️
August 11, 2019
I met Rick while working for Spotsylvania Parks and Rec. He was always a light among his coworkers and always brought a smile to our faces. Rick was a great mentor and friend during my years with P&R. He was so dedicated to his family and enjoyed watching his grandsons play ball over the years. Rick will be sorely missed by all the lives he touched. My prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
August 10, 2019
Sending Love and strength to the Holbrook family and friends. I worked with Rick at the Parks and Recreation he always had a smile on his face his heart was always with his family he was a good man it was a privilege to know him and his children. To the Holbrook family take one day at a time the Journey is long but it will get softer so glad you have each other be gentle with yourselfs and each other ,one day there will be no more sorrow or pain we will have the greatest family reunion ever. Oh what a day that will be.
Sending much Love Sharon Elder