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July 15, 1967 - January 11, 2016
Bradley Cole Holder, age 48, passed away January 11, 2016, in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Brad was born on July 15, 1967, to Billy and Sherry Holder of Vibbard, Missouri. Brad is preceded in death by his father Billy. He is survived by his mother, Sherry, his wife Cynthia Holder, his ex-wife Deborah Fowler, his three sons: Ryan, Brandon (Shea Durington), and Jordan Holder (Kat Wright), his four brothers and their significant others: Ben (Laurie), Alex (Jennifer Hampton), Kelly (Debbie), and Clayton (Kendra) Holder, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Brad lived in Lawson, MO for a majority of his life, contributing to the community as a coach, umpire, and referee for many youth sports. He worked for Orbseal/Henkel for 30 years, ending as a plant manager for the Richmond, MO, plant and later the Greenville, SC, plant. He is known by many for his dedication and accomplishments at work and in his personal life.
Brad enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, always making others laugh with his personality and life stories. He loved sports and being outdoors, rarely missing the activities in which his children, nieces, and nephews were involved. He loved golfing and the joy of teaching his wife, sons, and others how to play the game. He also enjoyed volunteering and contributing to A Child’s Haven, a nonprofit organization that aids developmentally delayed children and their families.
While at Henkel, Brad led his plant to receiving the Lion Award, given to the best Henkel plant, showing his dedication to success and his employees. He also received the Patriotic Employer Award from the U.S. Secretary of Defense for honoring the service and employment of National Guard and Reserve members. His compassion and love for others is evident in all aspects of his life and he leaves behind that strong legacy. Brad is greatly loved and will be missed by many, but never forgotten as a loving husband, father, brother, friend, uncle, and man.
The family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, those wishing to contribute should make a memorial donation to A Child’s Haven in Greenville, SC, where Cynthia is employed and Brad enjoyed volunteering. Information for a memorial donation can be found at http://www.achildshaven.org/donate
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Lawson Baptist Church on 69 Highway in Lawson, MO. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 20, at 10:00am at Lawson Baptist Church on 69 Highway, with a graveside service at Old Union Christian Union Cemetery in Lawson, MO.