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Gary A. Holder

December 10, 1945 ~ June 18, 2020 (age 74)


Gary A. Holder, MGySGt (USMC retired) passed away 18 June 2020. He was the husband of Thess N. Holder and the son of the late John Gary and Norma Thomas Holder, Jr. Mr. Holder served his country for 27 years as a United States Marine. In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, James Lee Holder of California and Jeffrey Phillip Holder of the Philippines; one daughter, Gina Sue Holder Smith of Maryland; one brother, John Traylor of Chester; one sister, Johnnie Love Drake of Tennessee; grand-children, D.J. Smith, Levi Holder, Nikki Holder Miller, Jamie Boston and T.J. Bellings, II; and a number of great-grand-children.

Mr. Holder was a member of Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ 4th Watch in Rock Hill, the Marine Corps League, the American Legion and the Fleet Reserve Association.

Friends and family will gather noon to 1p.m. Saturday at Pollard Funeral Home.

A graveside service, practicing social distancing protocols, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday June 22, 2020 at Evergreen Cemetery in Chester.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials made in Mr. Holder’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting

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Gathering of Family and Friends
June 20, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Pollard Funeral Home
115 York Street
Chester, SC 29706

Graveside Service
June 22, 2020

2:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
135 Cemetery Street
Chester, South Carolina 29706

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