Richard Lee Holcom 1921 - 2010 Miami, Okla.
Services for Richard Lee Holcom, 88, Miami, Okla., will be at 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Miami. Dr. Helen Hutchison will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery in Miami.
Mr. Holcom died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at his home in Miami.
He was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Girard, Kan., the son of Albert and Lottie Tipton Holcom.
He graduated from Miami High School in 1940.
Mr. Holcom was a lifelong outdoorsman. He loved to golf and hunt and had his own commercial fishing crew in Oklahoma, Texas and South Dakota. Mr. Holcom moved his family to South Dakota in 1959 and lived there for 37 years. He also worked for the South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Mr. Holcom will be remembered for his famous fish fries for different communities and organizations.
He served his country in 1943-1945 during World War II under Gen. Patton and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Mr. Holcom was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Elks, and was a Boy Scout leader.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Chambers Holcom, of the home; a daughter, Sally Ann Reimer and husband Ronnie, Pukwana, S.D.; a son, David, Sioux Falls, S.D.; a sister, Dorothy Fritzel, Lawrence, Kan.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alberta Holcom Nowell; and a baby son, Richard.
Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home in Miami is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at www.cooperalthousefuneralhome.com.