Source Credit: Falls Funeral Home
Alvah Joe Holder, 68, of Wichita Falls, went to be at peace with the Lord and
with those who have gone before him on July 4, 2013. His spirit touched many
lives and will be missed.
Joe was born November 27, 1944, in Graham, Texas to parents Thelma and Clarence Holder. He was raised in Graham until joining the Navy as a Radioman. He graduated from the US Naval School in San Diego, CA on October 4, 1963. He proudly served in the Navy until 1977 with an honorable discharge. He served in Vietnam, the Philippines, as well as Northern Ireland. After the service his passion for Radio carried over to civilian life as a certified HAM Radio Operator, which he got a special class license. His handle could be heard over the air waves many days and nights to friends worldwide. He truly touched many lives with his voice and will be missed.
In the summer on June 5, 1979 he married his beloved wife, Juanita Darlene Gillentine. The two of them shared a deep and committed love to each other. Between the two they shared 5 loved children, Laura Suzanne Holder – Brown, Frances Michelle Holder – Kwiecinski, William David Casteel, Crystal Gail O’Neal, and Tracie Don Scheller.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Thelma (Melton) Holder; and father, Clarence Lee; as well as his brother, Estle Lee Holder.
His family and friends will carry his memory forever in their hearts.
A burial at sea ceremony is being planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask that contributions be made in his memory to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Street, Wichita Falls, TX, 76310.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.fallsfuneralhome.com/.