Raymond A. Holt passed away at the age of 77 at his home in Dummer, on December 3, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Raymond was born on November 15, 1939, in Milan, the son of Hazel Hawkins and Arnold Holt. He attended Milan Grammar School and Berlin High School. He joined the Marine Corps at the age of 18 and was an active member of the Marine Corps League. Raymond was a logger, construction worker and later became the owner of Holt Well Drilling Company after working in coordination with Jaswell Well Drilling. He was an Elder in the Word of God Christian Church in Dummer. He was a committed, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and brother. He dearly loved his family and had a caring and giving heart toward all. He also trusted and loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ knowing he’d be leaving this life to go to his eternal home prepared for him by his Lord.
Raymond married his childhood sweetheart, Lorna Diane Stiles on July 30, 1960. They had four children, Melinda married to Steve Enman, Christopher married to Heidi Rand, Julie Glover and Timothy. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Daniel, Luke and Ethan Enman, Whitney and husband Benjamin Lewis, Meagan, Sadie and Timothy Glover; great grandchildren Owen McDowell and Rebecca Lewis; sisters Eunice Fontaine, Janice Corcoran, Beverly Kennard, Elaine Smith, Linda Tennis, Deanna Bryant; brother Ira Holt; great-great niece Akira Miller; mother-in-law Lorna Stiles; brother-in-law Duane Stiles and wife Linda; many, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Timothy and brothers Clyde, Harlan and Edward.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Word of God Christian Church in Dummer. Interment will be in the Willis Cemetery in Dummer. Food and fellowship will follow at the Dummer Town Hall. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin on Thursday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Word of God Christian Church, PO Box 68, Milan, NH, 03588 or to Northwoods Home Health and Hospice, 278 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.