Herschel Richard Holcomb

Passed away on November 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Herschel Richard Holcomb, “Poppy”, announces his passing on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018, at the age of 88 years. Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Ella, and his children, David, and Sandy Woods. Richard will also be fondly remembered by his grandson, Philip Woods, by his sister, June Lavelle, and by his ten nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his son, Glenn, by three weeks.

A native of East Point, Georgia, Richard graduated from Russell High School in 1949. His career with Southern Bell/AT&T spanned 35 years. Richard was an avid tennis player, bodybuilder, and family man, who loved vacationing in the mountains and near the ocean. After his retirement, Poppy was especially devoted to his role as a loving grandfather.

A graveside service will be held at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia.


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Herschel Richard Holcomb

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