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Fred Oliver Holder, 70, passed away on Friday February 3, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Monday February 6, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Rev. Jimmy Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Ross Cemetery in Baird, TX. Visitation will be at the funeral home this evening, Sunday February 5, 2017 from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Fred was born in Baird, TX on March 22, 1946 to the late Robert Henry and Rosa Lee Jones Holder. He attended public schools and graduated from Odessa Permian High School. Fred served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Fred was a member of Belmont Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Robert Henry Holder, Jr., Harry Holder, and Wilbur Holder; and a sister, Betty Tarrant. Survivors include his wife, Alice Marie Holder of Abilene; son, Jason Holder also of Abilene; two daughters, Christie Opdycke and husband, Lawrence of Abilene and Lori Martin of Richardson, TX; stepdaughter, Terri Gibbs and husband, Wayne of Rowlette, TX; stepson, Adam Puckett and wife, Rebecca of Lubbock, TX; nine grandchildren; six sisters, Bernalla Calkins of Onalaska, WA, Velma Smith and husband, Wayne of Portland, OR, Minnie Shipman and husband, Kenneth of Burkett, TX, Sharon Holder of Springdale, AR, Evalyn Young of Minden, LA, and Mildred Rodriguez of Clyde, TX; and a sister-in-law, LaVonne Holder of Granbury, TX.