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Glasgow resident Ray Holtwick died Dec. 22, 2013, at the Harry S. Truman Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia. He was 85 years of age.

Raymond Robert Holtwick was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Glasgow to Edward and Rose (Schwering) Holtwick. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School. When he was 17 years old, he joined the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in the Pacific Ocean aboard the U.S.S. Chicago during World War II.

Ray spent some years in Arizona and California and owned race horses. He returned to Glasgow and opened Ray Holtwick Plumbing Co. in September of 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 and one brother, Bill (Cynthia) Holtwick of Sapulpa, Okla., a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, at the Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow with Father Jerry Stockman officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Washington Cemetery following the funeral service. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening, Dec. 26, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s School in care of the funeral home.

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