John M. Holden

John M. Holden

John M. Holden, 75, of Greenfield, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born April 14, 1938, in Indianapolis, the son of Uriah I. and Marie L. (Harris) Holden.

He served in the Navy as a Surveyor.

He worked for Banquet Milk Company for twenty years. He was self-employed as a salvage dealer and performed auctions across the state of Indiana, as well as owning a sewing machine company on Mount Street in Greenfield. Mr. Holden was a member of the Conservation Club in Greenfield and attended King’s Highway Tabernacle in Fountain Square. In his free time, John enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing, especially for bass, crappie and catfish. He also loved watching westerns.

He is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Marsha Carmer of Greenfield; children, John M. (Teena) Holden of Fishers, Judith L. Cope of Fort Meyers, Fla., James U. (Pam Tiller) Holden of Fortville, Margie Holden-Emery of Greenfield, Gail (Terry) French of Mo., David (Becky) Holden of Greenfield; brother, David (Margaret) Holden of Martinsville; stepchildren, Tammy (Ben) Carmer-Swinehart of Carthage and Wendy (Doyle) Fuller of Knightstown; thirty grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Uriah and Marie Holden; infant son, Gene Holden; brother, Cecil Holden; and sister, Pat Nabough.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, also at the Mortuary. Don Young will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Washington Park East in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 6100 W 96th St # 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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