CPT Richard "Dick" Holifield was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/10/2017 at the age of 72.4
Stone Mountain, GA
Flight Class 67-24
Date of Birth 09/03/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 71 AHC in 68-69
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Richard Newton (Dick) Holifield, age 72, of Snellville, Georgia went home to be with Jesus on February 10, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Evelyn; son and daughter-in-law, Lieutenant Colonel Rick and Katie Holifield of Dayton, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Jonathan Lindman of Augusta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Caleb, Seth, Julia and Maggie; brother and sister-in-law, Captain (Ret.) Allison and Mugsy Holifield of Vero Beach, Florida. Dick was a faithful son, brother, husband, father, granddaddy, and friend who loved and served people with humility, gentleness, kindness, and patience. Through Dick, God's love and grace shined into relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and caregivers as he served in the Vietnam War as an Army helicopter pilot; at Saint Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church as a leader and Sunday School teacher; at the DeKalb Juvenile Court as a volunteer coordinator; at Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI) as a retail specialist; and, at Sunrise of Webb Gin Assisted Living Facility as a resident. Dick was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a man of integrity who loved authentically, served selflessly, prayed fervently, smiled warmly, hugged tightly, forgave quickly, led gently, and endured suffering patiently. May this legacy encourage us to greater heights of deeper devotion to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Visitation will be held at Tim Stewart Funeral Home (2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078) on February 12, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A memorial service honoring the life of Dick Holifield will be held on February 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Intown Community Church (2059 LaVista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329). A reception will be held immediately following the service. A burial service will be held at Georgia National Cemetery (1080 Scott Hudgens Drive, Canton, GA 30114) on February 14, 2017 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Intown Community Church at www.intown.org (designation - Deacon's Fund) or the National Parkinson's Foundation at www.parkinson.org .

Burial information: Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA

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