Robert Ray Holden

By  | November 30, 2022 | Filed under: Obituaries, Pinkard Funeral Home

Robert Ray Holden Robert Ray Holden, age 63, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, peacefully at home in Russellville, AL with his loving family by his side.

Robert was born on September 19, 1959 in Russellville, AL to Nelson and Madge Holden. He graduated from Phil Campbell High School in 1977. He was a very successful meat market supervisor at Winn Dixie for 25 years. He owned a lawn and landscape business for 13 years in Montgomery, AL. Robert retired from the State of Alabama in January of 2020 when he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Madge Holden; his Uncle, Troy Holden; beloved nephew, Michael Stancil; and dearest friend, Joseph Barnett.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Holden; son Wesley (Heather) Holden; daughter Alanna Holden; brother Leon (Jan) Holden; sisters Dorothy (Lonnie) Stancil, Linda (Ronald) Vinson, Jeanette (David) Bray, Paulette (Ken) Ledbetter, Ann (Robert) Hicks; 15 nieces and nephews, 28 great nieces and nephews, 3 great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, from 9 am to 11am with the funeral service to follow at 11am, with Corey Nicholson and Richard Parker officiating. Interment will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Blake Holden, Shane Stancil, Bill Bray, Matthew Vinson, Andrew Bray and Aaron Ledbetter.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Joshua Stancil, Mark Potter, Josh Parson, Cody Hammond, Tate Odom, Zack Phillips and Jonathan Myrick.

A special thank you to Mrs. Norma, Mrs. Grace and the Alabama Hospice Company for their hard work, love and support they have shown to the family.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made in memory of Robert Holden to the Alabama Hospice Company (256-810-8925).

Pinkard Funeral Home of Russellville, assisted the family.

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