Richard “Peyton” Holloman, Jr.

Published 7:22 pm Thursday, November 29, 2018

Richard “Peyton” Holloman, Jr., age 97, of Raleigh and former resident of Washington, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, while in Transitions Hospice Care.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Paul Funeral Home Chapel in Washington, officiated by Dr. Greg Barmer, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service at Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Peyton was born in Washington on Sept. 4, 1921, son of Richard Peyton and Elsie Kelly Holloman. He was a graduate of Washington High School and N.C. State University, where he was a member of the track team and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was an Architectural Engineer by profession, Eagle Scout, athlete and sports enthusiast.

Peyton proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as Lieutenant and PT boat Captain. He lovingly taught his children and grandchildren many life lessons through his sharing of profound combat experiences.

His wife of 50 years, Emily Anne Rhodes Holloman, and his oldest daughter, Robbins Holloman Rees, preceded Peyton in death.

He is survived by his wife of six years, Jean Reger Holloman; daughters, Frances Holloman Penick and husband Mike, of Raleigh; Elsie Taylor Phillips, of Raleigh; son-in-law Bobby Rees, of Washington; grandchildren, John D. Williams and wife Julie, of Raleigh, Emily Anne Taylor Farrell and husband Mike, of Raleigh, Mary-Peyton Penick Amburn and husband Daniel, of Raleigh, Grayson David Taylor and wife Lauren, of Raleigh, Michael Steele Penick, Jr. and wife Robyn, of Wake Forest, James William Phillips, of Raleigh, and Danielle Rees, of Washington; great-grandchildren, Devan Williams, Haley Williams, Whitaker Amburn, Emma Farrell, Caroline Amburn, William Taylor, Peyton Ruth Taylor and Mary-Shepard Penick.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions Hospice Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Holloman family.