2017-01-05 / Obituaries

Duane Allen Holder

A memorial reception for Duane Holder, 50, of Giddings will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall.

Duane Allen Holder was born on August 27, 1966 in Lamar, Colorado to Dennis Berry Holder and Jennie Jo (Monaco) Holder. He was a longtime truck driver and, most recently, worked at AJ’s Custom Body and Paint in Giddings. He married Amber (Oltmann) Beadles on May 23, 2015 in Marion, Texas. Duane was a member of the Lee County Sheriff’s Posse and enjoyed bowling, fishing and ranching. He loved all animals, especially horses and cats. Duane was a devoted father who loved his children dearly. He was a super hard worker and talented in many ways.

Duane passed away unexpectedly the morning of Saturday, December 31, 2016 following an automobile accident near Giddings.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Holder; an infant brother, Jeremy Holder, and his grandparents, Herman & Geraldine Holder.

Duane is survived by his wife, Amber Holder of Giddings; three children, Mason Holder of Booneville, AR, Zoe Beadles of Giddings and Alina Beadles of Giddings; his mother, Jennie Holder; two brothers, Matt Holder & his wife, Mary of Klamath Falls, OR and Michael Lawler & his wife, Sally of Tatum; one sister, Melissa Hart & her husband, Paul of Medford, OR; his parents-in-law, Dennis & Shirley Oltmann of Giddings, as well as several nieces and nephews.

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