Johnny Charles Holder
Johnny Charles Holder
  • August 2, 1943 - June 7, 2017
  • North Carolina

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Little River, SC
Charles Holder, 73, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday at McLeod Seacoast Hospital.
Charles was born in Thomasville, August 2, 1943, a son of the late Willie "Pete" Holder and Virginia Walser Holder. He owned and operated C & A Electric in Thomasville for over 30 years. Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to North Myrtle Beach where he worked in the electrical department at Lowe's for 15 years. Charles could fix/rig-up literally anything. He loved his family, the Tar Heels, his flowers and was quite the family comedian.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Ann Sink Holder; a daughter, Angie Holder Lomax; a son, Kevin Holder; a granddaughter, Kelby Lomax McDaniel and her husband Robert; two sisters, Vickie Holder and Teresa Clodfelter and husband Ray; a sister in law Jeanette Leary and husband Tom; nieces and nephew, Wendy, Jeremy and Jessica.
A Celebration of Charles' life will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Keith Carroll. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

Today, my family lost an especially wonderful man. I'm still in shock, even as I write this. I've been thinking about all the very special qualities in my Paw Paw Charles and all the many things I will truly miss about him. He was our family's very own personal comedian. He usually couldn't stop cracking jokes long enough to take a picture. He was the best breakfast chef! He could fix/rig-up literally anything. Every where I look there are screws and pins he fixed something with. But most importantly he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. The thing I will miss most about him is being able to watch the love he had for my grandmother. Their love for one another was truly inspiring. I love you, Paw Paw Charles, and every time I turn the lights on my headboard on I will know you are with me.