Ray Holtwick

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ray Holtwick, 85, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Harry S. Truman Veteran's Hospital in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow, with Fr. Jerry Stockman officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Washington Cemetery following the funeral service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's School in care of the funeral home.

Born Dec. 6, 1928, in Glasgow, he was the son of the late Edward and Rose (Schwering) Holtwick. He attended St. Mary's Grade School. At 17-years-old, he joined the United States Navy. He was stationed in the Pacific Ocean aboard the U.S.S. Chicago during World War II. He spent some years in Arizona and California and owned race horses. He returned to Glasgow and opened Ray Holtwick Plumbing Company in September 1962. He was also a self-employed dozer operator and farmer. In his spare time Ray enjoyed playing golf, listening to music and visiting with his family.

Survivors include one sister, Catherine Aholt of Marshall; one brother, Bill Holtwick and his wife, Cynthia, of Sapulpa, Okla.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Maurice, John, Ed and Jim; and two twin sisters.

Additional information provided per family recompense.