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Rickie Thurman “Papa Rick” Holton

July 22, 1961 – December 17, 2023


Friday, December 22, 2023

Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Held at

Nelson and Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee



Hillcrest Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee


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Rickie Holton’s Video

Rick Holton “Papa Rick”, born on July 22, 1961, passed suddenly from this life on December 17, 2023, at the age of 62.

Rick was survived by his loving fiance, Connie Duncan; brother, Mike Holton; children, Shannon Meeks and Mitchell Meeks; stepchildren, Michael Nevels and Alaina Nevels; daughter-in-law, Michelle Nevels; grandchildren, Daylin Meeks, Krista Meeks Spence, Kyle Spence, James Giusti, Nicolette Giusti, Rose Giusti, Marilyn Giusti, Neveah Smythia-Nevels, Lane Nevels, Zeke Nevels, Jaylon Smith, Jordan Smith and Jeremy Smith; great-grandchildren, Kylen Meeks and Paislee Spence; three very special friends, Robert Johnson, Mickey Roddy and David Hasty.

Rick was preceded in death by his late wife, Kimberly Holton; daughter, Jillian Giusti; and stepson, Robert Nevels.

Rick loved his friends and family unconditionally.  He was very loved by his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.  Rick was a caring fiance, a devoted Dad and Grandfather and a cherished friend.  He will most definitely be missed.

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