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Obituary for Royce F Holder Jr.

Royce F Holder Jr., 77, of Mooresville, passed away Friday, September 18th, 2020. He was born January 28th, 1943 in Indianapolis to his parents, Royce F. and Ethel Marie (Shell) Holder Sr. He married Eileen Marie (Vermillion) Holder on July 27th, 1962. He was a resident of Indianapolis for most of his life and most recently was a resident of Mooresville since 2006.

Royce is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Eileen Marie (Vermillion) Holder of Mooresville; three children: Terri Holder Thomas and her husband, Darren Thomas of Avon, Kathi Holder and her husband, Jeff Stevens of Indianapolis, and Royce and his wife, Colleen Holder III of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; Kaylee, Nick, Jordan, Colin, and Anna; and two sisters: Joyce Baldwin and Tanya Marshall. Royce is preceded in death by both of his parents; a son, William Holder; and a sister, Marsha Pratt.

Royce was a 1961 graduate of Decatur Central High School. He was a Tool and Die Maker for Progress Tool and Die for Chevrolet and Allison Transmission, retiring from there in 2006. Royce was a Scout Leader for 888 and 132. He also filled in for other Scout Leaders and served as a camping director. He spent most of his life fishing and many times that was with his son, Royce III. Royce loved spending time with his family.

Family and friends may show their love and support from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, September 21st and from 10 to 11 am on Tuesday, September 22nd at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. Kathi Holder, his daughter, will lead a celebration of life with the support of her siblings, Royce and Terri, at 11 am on Tuesday, September 22nd at the funeral home. Royce will be laid to rest at West Newton Cemetery in West Newton.

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