Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX


Ronal Keith Holsey

August 9, 1943September 14, 2019

Ronal Keith Holsey, Sr, 76, of Katy passed away September 14, 2019. He was born August 9, 1943, in Port Lavaca to William Albert Holsey Jr. and Nessie Lee Harwell Holsey. Ron graduated from Calhoun High School in 1961, attended Texas A&M and served in the United States Army. He worked for DuPont and retired after 37 years. The values of family, hard work, honesty and integrity were the cornerstones of his life. He is survived by his beloved and cherished wife of 55 years, Chu Cha Holsey; son, Ronal K. Holsey Jr. and daughter in law Gayle of Katy; daughter and son in law, Sandra & John Thomas of Katy; sisters, Mary Lois McMahan of Port Lavaca and Jean Grantland of Port Lavaca. Ron was the proud grandfather of Ronal K. Holsey III, Austin Christopher Thomas, Siax Tyler Holsey, Sarah Elizabeth Thomas, Victoria Brooke Holsey and one great-grandson, Ronal K. Holsey IV. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Barbara Nell Holsey Sturm and Joyce Opalene Holsey Hill; and brothers, Jimmie Albert Holsey, Jerry Lynn Holsey, and Stephen Dennis Holsey. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 9-10 a.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home at 123 Newlin Street in Port Lavaca with funeral services to being at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors under the auspices of the Calhoun County Veterans Joint Honor Guard will follow in Greenlawn Gardens. Pallbearers are Ronal K. Holsey III, Tyler Holsey, Austin Thomas, Bryan Holsey, Peter Holsey, Darrell McMahan, Peter Holsey and Scott Grantland. Honorary pallbearer is Ronal K. Holsey IV. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.


  • Chu Cha Holsey, Wife
  • William Albert Holsey Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Nessie Lee Harwell Holsey, Mother (deceased)
  • Sandra Thomas, Daughter
  • John Thomas, Son-in-law
  • Ronal K. Holsey Jr., Son
  • Gayle Holsey, Daughter
  • Mary Lois McMahan, Sister
  • Jean Grantland, Sister
  • Barbara Nell Holsey Sturm, Sister (deceased)
  • Joyce Opalene Holsey Hill, Sister (deceased)
  • Jimmie Albert Holsey, Brother (deceased)
  • Jerry Lynn Holsey, Brother (deceased)
  • Stephen Dennis Holsey, Brother (deceased)
  • Ronal K. Holsey III, Grandchild
  • Siax Tyler Holsey, Grandchild
  • Victoria Brooke Holsey, Grandchild
  • Austin Christopher Thomas, Grandchild
  • Sarah Elizabeth Thomas, Grandchild
  • Ronal K. Holsey IV, Great Grandchild

  • Ronal K. Holsey III
  • Tyler Holsey
  • Austin Thomas
  • Bryan Holsey
  • Darrell McMahan
  • Scott Grantland
  • Peter Holsey
  • Ronal K. Holsey IV, Honorary


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 18, 2019


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Joe Williams

September 23, 2019

1960 Sandcrab Football team had one of the finest pulling guards in the State of Texas in Ronal Holsey. I watched him every Friday night during that season. He was one of the reasons the team was so successful. I always thought of him as a good friend. So sorry for your loss. May God bless you as you grieve for Ronal.

Rachel Gonzales-Munoz

September 18, 2019

I remember growing up that I always thought of Mr. Holsey as such a grand, tall and reverenced man of the military. I stood in awe. We thank him for his service. My deepest condolences to Ronnie and all the family.

Joseph Rodriguez

September 18, 2019

My deepest condolences. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Holsey at a Texas A&M game. He was a great man. I send my best to all the family in this time of sadness. I have been a friend and fraternity brother of both his son Ron and his grandson Ronal III and I am honored to call them friends and brothers. Godspeed Mr. Holsey and Gig'em!

Pat Walker Burgoyne

September 18, 2019

So very sorry to hear. Ronal was one of my favorite classmates at Calhoun High School (so many years ago). Always such a nice, kind person. I know his passing is a great loss to all of you.

Michael Nornberg

September 16, 2019

Mr. Holsey was a second father to me. As a lifelong friend of his family, I have immensely benefited and been enriched by his excellent character. He is a fine man that left an indelible impression on me. Cheers to you Ronal Holsey I . . .