John D. Holder, 92, of Smithville (formerly of the Centertown community) died Tuesday, Sept. 19, at NHC Health Care Center in Smithville.
He was born Dec. 17, 1924, in Warren County, was a retired employee of Burroughs-Ross-Colville Company, a member of Smithville Assembly of God, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Mr. Holder was preceded in death by parents Herbert and Ella Williamson Holder, wife Alma Lee Holder, son Charles Edwin Holder, and brothers Ray, Jason, and Paul Holder.
Survivors include his children Jack (Esther) Holder of Smithville, James Jacobs of McMinnville, and Willie (Barbara) Jacobs of Woodbury, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Robert Wright, David Bratcher, and Donnie Kelly will officiate. Interment will follow at Centertown Cemetery. The Holder family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m., and again Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.