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Dennis Eugene Holder Sr., 69, passed away at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born Feb. 2, 1948, in Kokomo to Frederick Levi and Barbara Jean (Knight) Holder.
He grew up in Kokomo, graduated in 1966 from Western High School in Kokomo, received his BA and master's degree from Ball State University in Muncie, and served in the United States Air Force. He retired as a health and physical education teacher and coach. He formerly taught at Western High School in Kokomo, Connersville High School, Kokomo High School, South Bend Adams High School, and Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida. He was formerly the pool director at Warsaw High School for several years. He lived in the Warsaw area from 1988 until 2009, when he moved to Florida and then on to Tennessee.
He is survived by a daughter, Sarah (Jeb) Freeman, Milford; two sons, Joel (Tanya) Holder, Leesburg, and Dennis (Shawnee) Holder Jr., Lemon Grove, California; eight grandchildren; father, Fred (Bea) Holder, Fort Myers, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
A celebration of life gathering will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Indiana 15, Warsaw. Burial will be in the Marion National Cemetery at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Dennis Holder Funeral Fund, c/o Cremation Services, 4356 N. Indiana 15, Warsaw, IN 46582. To send condolences in memory of Dennis Holder Sr., visit www.cremationserviceskc.com
Published on January 9, 2018
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