Mr. James "Billy" Holder



Mr. James “Billy” Holder, 77, died Thursday morning April 13, 2017 at his home. He was born August 29, 1939 in Cumberland County to the late William John Holder and Mamie Parker Holder. He was also preceded in death by his son, William James Holder.

Mr. Holder worked for over 40 years as a heating and air contractor. He owned and operated Holder Heating and Air for over 30 years before retiring in 2007. Mr. Holder loved woodworking, restoring old tractors, and attending tractor shows. He attended Erwin Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held Monday April 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Mitchell officiating.

Mr. Holder is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Brenda Strickland Holder; daughters, Rebecca Molis and husband Steve, Geraldine Smith and husband Vonnie; stepson, Mack Keen and wife Jamy; stepdaughter, Samantha Fann and husband Jeremy; daughter-in law, Cindy Tart Holder; grandchildren, Cody Pope, Jordan Smith, Don Holder, Jennifer Molis, Benjamin Molis, Lyndsee Holder, and Logan Holder; great-grandchildren, Alex Smith, Samuel Smith, Waylon Holder, and Davis Holder; and his little lap friend “Buddy”.

Visitation will be Monday, April 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Instead of flowers, the family request donations be made in memory of James “Billy” Holder to Erwin United Methodist Church, 600 Denim Drive, Erwin, NC 28339, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3739 National Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612.