George Emil Holder, age 66, of Harrison, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at Hospice of the Hills in Harrison. He was born May 31, 1946, in Pueblo, Colorado, the son of Rosemarie Julia (Roberts) Holder-Bruner and Eugene Cleveland Holder. George was preceded in death by his father and brother, Sonny Holder.
Mr. Holder was a member of Oregon Flat Baptist Church. He was a member of the Operating Engineers for over 45 years. He was a saddlemaker and owner of Holder Leather and Saddlery. He enjoyed fishing, leatherwork, traveling, camping and horseback riding.
George is survived by his wife, Sheryl Ann Holder, of the home; his mother, Rosemarie Holder-Bruner, of Tucson, Arizona; his daughters, Christian Kay Holder of Phoenix, Arizona, Anna Kay Streed of Fort Collins, Colorado, Julie Ann Faerber of Seattle, Washington, Tina Renee Holder-Daniels of Harrison, Rosemarie Evelyn Gallmeier of Branson, Missouri and Ashley Nicole Holder of Harrison.
He is also survived by his sister, Nance Crocker, of Tucson, Arizona; fifteen grandchildren; a great-grandchild, Jaren Alan Holder; and a host of other family and many dear friends.
Visitation was Monday, June 18, 2012, at Oregon Flat Baptist Church.
Funeral service was Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Oregon Flat Baptist Church, with Gene France, Tom Wood, and Dr. Donnie Miller officiating.
Interment was in Omaha Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sean Daniels, Jairus Daniels-Holder, Lonnie Wayne Adams, Kenney Adams, Skylar Adams, William "Bill" Wallace, "D" Martin and Mike Middleton.
Honorary pallbearers were "Pappy" Lonnie Adams, Todd Lawrence, and Bryan Crocker.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Hills, PO Box 1927, Harrison, AR 72602 or the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, AR 72207.