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John C. Holdman (08-07-2014)
Funeral services for Mr. John C. Holdman, age 83, were held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Bernice with the Reverends Steve Barrett and Connie Smith officiating.
Mr. Holdman, a resident of Bernice, was born April 21, 1931 and passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Mr. Holdman was preceded in death by: His parents, Ed and Lissie Holdman; as well as his three brothers – Monroe Holdman, Lee Holdman, and William Holdman.
He is survived by: His wife of 63 years, Patsy Grafton Holdman; three daughters – Mary Graham and husband Elvin, Pattie Burns and husband Bobby and Dena Lee; two sons – Gary Holdman and wife Brenda and Donald Holdman and wife Gina; sister,Inez Kelley; as well as nine grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Holdman was a retiree of Hinton Well Service and a former member of the Bernice Fire Department, where he served as chief for many years. He loved his community and willingly served in any way possible for many years, as well.
Serving as pallbearers were Steven Burns, Jonathan Holdman, Keith Green, Dusty Burroughs, Michael Kelley, Cade Vanderhoeven and Phillip Grafton. Honorary pallbearers are all present and past members of the Bernice Fire Department.
Visitation was at the church on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 5 - 8 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to wheelchair ramp and awning fund at Pine Grove Baptist Church.