Franklin Lee Holden

October 21, 1940 - November 30, 2010

10/21/1940 - 11/30/2010

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Visitation
Sunday December 05, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Service
Sunday December 05, 2010
3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions

Franklin L. Holden, 70 of Mills River, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at his home. A lifelong resident of Mills River, he was born in Greensboro, a son of the late Albert F. Holden and Lila McClain Holden.

He served in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger. He was a machinist and owned and operated Holden Engineering.

Surviving is his son Bill Holden and wife Mary of Mills River; his daughter Anne Labelle and husband Michael of Alabama; two grandchildren David and Candice Holden of Mills River; two sisters Lila Bishop of Mills River and Elizabeth Miller of Hendersonville; and several nieces and a nephew.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #5206, Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #14.

The family will receive friends from 2:00pm until 3:00pm prior to the service in the chapel. A private burial will take place at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Henderson County Honor Guard, c/o American Legion Post #77, 216 4thAve. West, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

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Gladys Wirtz & Gretchen Wirtz Williams
8 years ago

Lila, Elizabeth and Family,

We were sorry to hear of Franklin’s death. May God give you comfort and strength and help you retain all the good memories.

Love in Christ,

Gladys and Gretchen

Terry and Nicki Rogers
8 years ago

We will really miss Frank and his stories about all his adventures and they will always be remembered.

Lynn Laughter
8 years ago

Dear Anne and Bill,

I am so sorry for the loss of your DAD!! He was 1 in a million! He will be missed!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! ~~Blessings~~Lynn

Dave and Von
8 years ago

Bill, share your memories of your father and celebrate his life. Be thankful for all you shared…..in such a disposable society Dads are one of the few things that aren’t replaceable….no matter how worn out or broken they become we wish we always had a Dad around. I am not sure exactly why but I bet you could give me a million reasons now that 1 month ago you didn’t have either! I’m listening, tell his story!

Gail Lanning
8 years ago

WELL, FRANK SURE WAS ONE OF A KIND. FOY LOVED HIM. HE WOULD SAY “FRANK IS JUST FRANK” HE WAS ALWAYS THE SAME IT DIDN’T MATTER WHO HE WAS TALKING TOO OR WERE HE WAS AT. THAT’S A GOOD WAY TO BE. FOY HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR HIM. I KNOW FRANK IS TELLING FOY SOME BIG TELL RIGHT NOW.

IF I CAN HELP IN ANYWAY PLEASE LET ME KNOW. LOVE YOU GUYS.

GAIL

Julie Manuel
8 years ago

To Bill and the family: Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Please let us know if you are in need of anything.