David Holden

Obituary of David Homer Holden

David Homer Holden, 83, of Pierpont, passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 5, 2022, at UH Geauga Medical Center. He was born January 27, 1938, in Jefferson, Ohio, the son of Donald and Jean Holden. David was a lifelong resident of Pierpont, graduating from Pierpont High School in 1956. He married Janice Brown on June 16, 1957, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, one month before she passed in 2017. David served in the Marine Corp. from 1956-1958. He delivered milk, owned a pop route, and worked in the oil field before commencing an 18-year career with Rockwell Brake in Saybrook, OH. He then achieved his dream of spending the last 40 years of his life as a self-employed dairy farmer and working in the timber industry. David was an active member of the Pierpont Presbyterian Church, where he held positions of a Sunday School teacher and Trustee. He derived great satisfaction from being a steward of the land and caring for his livestock. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, playing cards with his friends, and spending time with his immediate and extended family. David is survived by his children Cynthia (Michael) Fichera of Cornwall, NY, Debra (Maxwell) Thompson of Monrovia, Liberia, and Glen (Robin) Holden of Pierpont; brother, Pat Holden of Pierpont, brother-in-law Bill (Louise) Brown of Phoenix; grandchildren, Alex Fichera and Giovanna Fichera, Andrew Holden and Olivia Holden, Jay Thompson (Michelle) Sara deLima (Ubiratan), Lydia Nascimento (Everaldo), Ramah Provost (Kyle), and Marcelly Thompson; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, David, and Ryder Thompson, Kairo, Kimberly, Karissa, Kenzy Nascimento; Caleb, Micah, and Aria Provost; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Janice Holden and an infant son, Lee David. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10:00-11:30 AM at the Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 1071 State Route 7, Pierpont, Ohio 44082, with Rev. Larry Carr, pastor of the Pierpont Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will follow at 12:15 PM at Pierpont Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Pierpont. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Pierpont Presbyterian Church, Pierpont Scholarship Fund, and Phebe Grey Orphanage (Church of God World Missions). Online obituary at www.ducro.com
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Saturday
15
January

Calling Hours

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Childs-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home
1071 State Route 7 N.
Pierpont, Ohio, United States
Saturday
15
January

Funeral Service

12:15 pm
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Pierpont Presbyterian Church
State Route # 6
Pierpont, Ohio, United States
Saturday
15
January

Graveside

1:15 pm
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Evergreen Cemetery
Cemetry Road
Pierpont, Ohio, United States
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