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William "Bill" Thomas Holder

March 10, 1952 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 65)


William Thomas Holder (Bill), of Owingsville, Kentucky, finished his journey here on earth on October 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Mt. Sterling Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer.

Born in Paris, Kentucky, he was the 65 year old son of the late Mary Holder Newman and Albert Holder.

Survivors include five daughters, April Holder of Powell County, Kentucky, Mary Holder, Jennifer Holder, Cynthia Holder and Paula Holder all of Florida, one son, Thomas Holder of Eddyville, Kentucky, one sister, Jennie Dufresne of Owingsville, one sister-in-law, Brenda Holder of Owingsville, one niece, Sherry Sexton of Winchester, Kentucky, five nephews, Farley Holder, Jr. of Winchester, Robbie Dufresne, Shane Dufresne, Mike Holder and Billy Holder all of Owingsville, special friend, Bob Carter of North Palm Beach, Florida, fourteen grandchildren, three great-nieces, five great-nephews, including very special great-nephew, Brayden Wilson, several cousins and other family members.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Imogene Holder and Betty Ann Holder and two brothers, Clay Holder and Farley Holder.

The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville is in charge of arrangements.  Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 and the funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 3, 2017 with Pastor Tommy Evans and Minister Farley Holder, Jr. officiating.

Burial in the Holder-Dufresne Cemetery, Mill Creek Road, Owingsville, Kentucky.

Pallbearers will be Shane Dufresne, Robbie Dufresne, Mike Holder, Billy Holder, Brian Thompson and Eddie Garland.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daryl Bowman, Paul Copher, Bobby Edmundson, Doug Link, Eric Evans, Jacob Girod and all the Boys (Levi, Irvin, William, Pete, August, Joseph and Jacob Girod JR).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


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