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Richard James Holcomb

July 12, 1978 — November 15, 2021


Rich was a loving partner, devoted father and friend to many with an amazing sense of humor and one-of-a-kind personality. He will be fondly remembered for his warm hugs, quick wit and ability to make others laugh. Although he could be a bit mischievous at times, he lived life to the fullest. Rich graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1996 and went on to study at Southwestern Michigan University, for theater. Rich had lived between Michigan and Colorado over the years. While living in Colorado, Rich was an accomplished raft guide, a job he truly enjoyed. Most recently he was enjoying life with his partner, Kendra at their Henstooth Homestead. It's here he could be himself, truly creating something out of nothing. Growing sweet corn and fruit trees, building a sauna and cold smoker, keeping honey bees and maintaining the property.  Rich's creativity was reflected in everything he touched including his woodworking and welding. He loved the outdoors and could often be found fishing, hunting and camping. Making homemade maple syrup was his craft and something he always looked forward to. Rich will be deeply missed by his loving daughters, the pride and joy of his life, and the many people who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Richard James Holcomb, 43, of Bloomingdale, passed away Monday November 15, 2021. He was born July 12, 1978 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, the son of Richard F. Holcomb and Glenda L. (Mitchell) Holcomb, whom survive.

He is also survived by his partner, Kendra Higgins, sister, Kimberly (Mary Gibson) Holcomb; three daughters, Madison Holcomb, London Holcomb and Lillion Holcomb, and his special niece, Avery Holcomb.

Family and friends are invited to visit Saturday, November 20, 2021 beginning at 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave., Paw Paw. A celebration of life will commence at 3:00 p.m. with refreshments to follow at the funeral home.

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