June 11, 1958 ~ October 7, 2020

Born in: Orlando, FL
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Edward “Eddie” Doyle Holden, 62, of Fairview, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Memorial Mission Hospital.

Born in Orlando, FL, he was the son of Frank Everett Holden of Sylva and the late Dixie Southard Holden.

Eddie loved drag racing, muscle cars and the need for the speed. He loved his family and friends dearly.

In addition to his father, Eddie is survived by two sisters, Bobbie Hollifield (Zane) of Arden and Jayne Edens (Ben) of Elizabethton, TN; two nieces, Melissa Drake (Jim) and April Younce (Shawn); one nephew, Jesse Edens; two great-nieces, Lauren and Amelia; one great-nephew, Jimmy as well as Eddie’s girlfriend, Michelle.

A Memorial Service celebrating Eddie’s life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.

Services

Memorial Service: October 11, 2020 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Ole Eddie what a friend , what a character, the stories I have heard keep me laughing ! Just knowing you enjoyed life the way u did! You made people smile man ! Heaven gained a awesome angel !! Keep on racing in heaven !! Loves ya man

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  2. Ed super good guy a friend to us regular folks. We absolutely cant stand the fact he is gone but understand the facts as it is nothing we can do but miss him dearly .

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  3. Wow, family this is a shock. Got a call from Doc and he told me. We have lost so many in the last 5 years. Big Eddie was an awesome friend. Rest In Peace my brother. That big heart carried you far and now in the arms of Jesus.

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  4. It is hard to give up a life long friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Ed will always live in our memories as a fun loving, faithful friend.

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  5. I’ve known you a long time and you would make me laugh each and every time i saw you. Check out Tim and Mo and may all of you ride hard. You will be missed by many. Rest In Peace. Tammy Garren

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  6. Eddie was so much fun to be around. He was a good friend to all.He enjoyed being around his riding buddies and brought alot of sunshine to them.We will always remember Big Ed. Love, Joy and Reagan Youngblood.

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  7. Ed was a great friend and really hate I can’t be there to show my condolences rest easy my friend. Also my cousins Tina Thrasher and Bud Branks send theirs as well

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  8. So sad to hear he was a very colorful character thats for sure. He will be missed. No more pain Ed, just a constant Christmas tree lit up just for you ta run as fast as ya want.🙏

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