May 26, 1921 ~ July 28, 2008

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

THOMAS NEWTON HOLDER, JR. Thomas Newton Holder, Jr., 87, of Asheville, died Monday, July 28, 2008. Mr. Holder was a native of Buncombe County and was a son of the late Thomas Newton Holder, Sr. and the late Etta Mae Pope Holder. He was an Army veteran of WW II and was retired from WNC Tractor Co. He is survived by his wife, Helen Lyerly Holder; one daughter, Jan Miller and her husband, Ken, of Asheville; one step-daughter, Angela Carter and her husband, James, of Asheville; one step-son, Johnny Rogers and his wife, Lisa, of Alexander; eight grandchildren, Brian Miller and his wife, Tiffany, Brynna Miller, Jessica Carter, Jamie Carter, Brittany Rogers, Jonathan Rogers, Joshua Rogers and Kaytlynn Rogers; and two sisters, Ruth Brake of Asheville and Mary Lee Zibelin of Wellington, FL. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Dykes officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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  1. Dear Helen,
    I am so sorry for your loss, please note that my thoughts and prayers arer with you at this sad time.
    Janet (Hair Solutions)

  2. Helen, I am so sorry to hear about Tom, anyone who ever had a chance to get to know him knew how kind and sincere he was. Back when him and I worked at Sears and when you and I worked at Bi-Lo together he was always so nice to share a conversation with. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Helen, Johnny, & Angie,

    I am so sorry about Tom–he was always such a sweet man and I know that you guys loved him very much. Just know that he is no longer suffering and he is in a better place now, looking down on you guys. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Laura Forester Smith

  4. Helen,I am so sorry to hear about TOM.I know you loved him very much. He was a very special man & was loved by many, if you ever need me for anything please call.Love Pandora


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