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John Ford Holden

October 12, 1946 ~ June 6, 2019 (age 72)


John F. Holden, 73, passed away on June 6, 2019. He was a member of Soddy Church of Christ. John was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps after 20 years of active service and serving in Vietnam.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Holden.

Survivors include his sons, John (Natalie) W. Holden of Chattanooga and Richard Holden of Ohio; daughter, Karen (Shane) Forgey of Harrison, TN; and grandsons, Hayden and Ross Forgey and Nathaniel Holden.

Graveside services will be held, with military honors, at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 with Minister Joel Danley presiding. The family will receive friends and loved ones from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Soddy Church of Christ.

Condolences and memories can be shared at
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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June 12, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
8852 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

June 13, 2019

11:00 AM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404


Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404

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