Roy Holston

Roy Lawrence Holston, 71, of Pinellas Park passed away December 11, 2020 at the South Pinellas Hospice Care Center in St. Petersburg. Roy was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 10, 1949 and was member of the US Air Force for 21 years. Roy retired from Charleston, AFB, South Carolina, as a MSGT-Flight Engineer on the C-141 with the 701 MAS Squadron and was a Desert Shield/Storm veteran. Roy also retired from the City of St. Petersburg, Water Resources Dept. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was an avid bowler. He loved traveling with his RV and camping. His hobbies included computers and model trains.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 40 years,  Rita M. Holston; his siblings, Jean Aparo, Carol Griffin (Jimmy Griffin) & Colleen Husi; Sister-in-law, Bonnie Chancey (Earl Henry) and Several nieces, nephews, great & great-great nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his Mother, Theresa Holston-Vistein; his Father, Lawrence “Larry” Holston and his Mother-in-Law, Opal M. Prouty.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Roy are requested for the Lung Cancer Foundation; or the National Kidney Foundation;

Interment: Military Committal Service will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery on January 20, 2021 at 10:30 am.

Bay Pines National Cemetery is located at: 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, Florida 33744.

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Tony Knight
1 month ago

Rita, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. I still miss the happier days when Roy and I would sit on the back of his truck swap stories of past adventures. I thank him for his service to our country and I’m glad that he will suffer no more.
Sincerely, Tony K.

Margaret Barnett
1 month ago

Rita, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. May Roy rest in sweet peace. May God give you comfort in knowing that HE is with you always.

Joseph Halstrom
24 days ago

Rita, I am so sorry for your loss. As Roy was my best friend, I also feel a loss. Roy and I became friends while in the 7th grade at Tyrone Jr High in St Pete. We went on to high school at Dixie Hollins. I remember when he got his first car, a Ford Torino. He was so proud of that car. Use to do a lot of driving around. Had fun going to the school football games and after the game, off to Frisch’s Big Boy drive in. Also, we loved fishing. Never caught much, but had fun… Read more »

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