Marty Holder, of Barnesville, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 67 years of age. Mr. Holder served in the United States Army and was retired from General Mills. In addition to spending time with his family, he also enjoyed fishing and running. Mr. Holder would fish anywhere he could take his fishing pole. Over the course of many years, he participated in numerous races, but was most proud of taking part in the Peachtree Road Race for 14 consecutive years. Mr. Holder’s other hobbies included working outside and riding his tractor. Working together on the farm they recently purchased, he and Linda considered it to be their dream home. Mr. Holder also treasured the ’56 Chevy he built from three different cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Paul, Jr., and Mary Joe Holder; and brother, Wayne Holder.
Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Holder; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and James Skelton, Martie Ann and Al Kinard; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Hope Holder, Shawn Holder; step-daughters, Melinda Hurst and her husband, Michael, Kathy Scott; step-son, Joe Crosby; grandchildren, Austin Holder, Allan Holder, Caleb Holder, Hayle Holder, Justin Treadwell, Emily Treadwell, Savannah Treadwell, Marissa Treadwell, Kayla Treadwell, Jayden Skelton, Madison Kinard, Morgan Kinard, Mason Kinard, Paige Hill, Dawson Hurst, Peyton Hurst; great-grandchildren; Lane Holder, Luke Holder, Ella Treadwell, Winter Williams, Gracie Hill, Kassie Hill; sisters, Janice Norton, Sheryl Oeschle; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Marty will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 5 p.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Gene Miner officiating. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home Monday, May 15, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.