Craig Lawrence Holden

Craig Lawrence Holden, 48 of New Palestine passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 11, 2014, in Greenfield. He was born Aug. 16, 1966, in Indianapolis.

Craig met his best friend Dawn McKamey in 1985 in Brown County Indiana and they married Aug. 26, 1995. He was a true outdoorsman enjoying everything from hunting to SCUBA diving, dirt biking, and camping at the family cabin. Craig was a culinary artist and loved to cook for family and friends. Craig will be remembered most by friends and family for his sense of humor.

Craig graduated from New Palestine High School in 1984 and graduated from ITT Tech College, Indianapolis, majoring in electrical engineering. Craig was a former volunteer Fireman at Sugar Creek Township Fire Department. He was employed at AT&T as a Fiber Optic Technician for 24 years.  He was a member of the CWA, NRA and AMA.

Craig is survived by his wife, Dawn (McKamey) Holden; daughters, Hanna Elise Holden age 17, and Heidi Dianne Holden age 11. mother, Dianne L Holden; (recently deceased, father, Tyrus C. Holden); and sisters, Susie (Mike) Hover and Sally Weese; Uncle to Carley, Allison, Madison, April, Jessica, Blake, and Austin.

A celebration of life service will be held at New Palestine Lions Club from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 20,2014 , 5242 West US 52, New Palestine IN 46163.

In lieu of flowers the family is setting up a memorial fund for Craig’s daughters Hanna and Heidi.

Arrangements By Hendryx Mortuary.