JERICO SPRINGS-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home for Donald Dwayne Holder, 65, Jerico Springs, who died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Fayetteville VA Hospital. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, near Jerico Springs.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the DAV or Patriot Guard.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Holder; three sons, Michael Holder and Dawn Smith, Plasttsburgh, NY, Matthew Holder and fiance Kristina Windmer, Pittsburg, Kan. and Marvin Ayers and wife Stephanie, Sheldon; a daughter, Michell Burton and husband Wayne, Stockton; a brother, Elton Holder and wife Judy, El Dorado Springs; two sisters, Betty Young and husband Joe, Clever and Patty McCrery and husband Marvin, Jerico Springs; grandchildren, Colby and wife Maggie, Cassie and husband Nathan, Kayla and husband Gary, Kelcey, Seth, Kary, Samantha, Joseph, Tristian, Christopher, Leonardo, Luke and Orin; a great-granddaughter, Trinity Obert; many nephews and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Carol Wayne Holder and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Marie Wallen.
Mr. Holder was born Dec. 18, 1948, at Jerico Springs, to Loyd and Mary (Barnett) Holder. After graduating from Nixa High School he entered the U.S. Army, serving in Ninnhoa, Vietnam. Completing his three year term, he returned to Missouri to embark on a career that included many years as a heavy equipment mechanic, nine years as a trucker, several years as a supervisor at Thorco Industries in Lamar and retiring after 14 years as a supervisor at Pennington Seed in Geenfield. He was known for his skill as a mechanic and many will remember him as the owner/operator of Don’s Shade Tree Auto. He was a talented woodworker and an avid outdoorsman, whose perfect day would include family and fishing.
He married Rose Achor on Feb. 18, 1970, at Nixa.