Calvin Rhett Holley, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015. He was born April 11, 1942 in Crestview, FL. A highly decorated Marine Veteran, he was the recipient of three Purple Hearts, and authored the book “Memories of an Old Marine”. He spent his early years growing up in Niceville, FL, and then attended GA Tech majoring in construction engineering. He enlisted in the Marines in 1966 and after completing his tour of duty, he re-settled in Georgia. In 2011, he was recognized by the Florida State Senate with a special proclamation citing the service and sacrifices he made during his tour of duty in Vietnam. In a proclamation by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, April 21, 2015 was named Sergeant Rhett Holley Day for his service to his country. Mr. Holley was the owner and operator of Cube Construction, working in the construction industry for over 45 years. Many buildings in the Metro area will remind us daily of his contributions to the community. Mr. Holley attended Bright Star United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Ann Holley; son, Rhett Christopher Holley and wife Amy; brother, Wayne Holley and wife Anita; sister, Emily Annette Troupe and husband John; two grandchildren, Madeline Holley and Aiden Holley; several nieces and nephews; his Marines Corps brothers and many other family and friends.
Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery.