Russell E. Holly age 76, of Lima passed away 1:23 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2023 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Russ was born May 2, 1946 in Auglaize County to the late Leslie E. A. and Wanda Vernonda (Shinaberry) Holly. He married JoAnn Gray July 3, 1965 and she survives in Lima.
Russ was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church and had taught Sunday school for several years and helped with Chi Ki Lo food pantry. He was a life member of American Motorcycle Association, Motorcycle sport & touring Association since 2006 and Motorcycle Ohio safety instructor for 25 years. He was a member of Ohio High School Athletic Association – Official and coach; track and cross country coach for 45 plus years and Western Ohio track & cross country officials association. He also had been a basketball coach and official for 30 years. He was also a member of the Allen County Retired Teachers, retiring from Shawnee Schools. He was a Shawnee Township trustee for more than 16 years.
Additional survivors include a son: Tim (Heather) Holly of Lima, a daughter: Anna Marie Angel of Cridersville; 6 grandchildren: Amanda, Gavin, Tessa and Chloe Angel and Harrison and Logan Holly.
He was preceded in death by a brother James Albert Holly and a son-in-law Steven Angel.
No services are planned at this time.
Memorial contributions may be given to Chi Ki Lo Food Pantry c/o Cridersville United Methodist Church.
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