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Willie Scott "Scotty" Holden

Willie Scott "Scotty" Holden

Willie Scott "Scotty" Holden went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2013. He was the second son born to Cecil Wilson Holden and Bertha Sue Bryson Holden on April 15, 1937.

He married his high school sweetheart. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on July 4, 2013. They had three children, Danny Holden, Mike Holden and Cathy Smith.

He served his country in the North Carolina National Guard and the United States Army where he was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and Kaiserslaughtern, Germany. He worked as a pipe fitter/welder for Daniels Construction Company, IMOCO and Cooper Construction working at Ecusta, Berkley Mills, Dupont, Eastman Kodak, and the Asheville Civic Center to name a few.

In 1982 he began Holden's Landscaping. He attended Mud Creek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his older sister, Mary Sue; his older brother, Gene; his younger sister, Mabel and baby sister Marilyn.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Dibrell Holden, his two sons, Danny Holden and his wife, Valerie, Mike Holden; his daughter, Cathy Smith and her husband, Reese; his eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; his brother, Marvin Holden and his wife, Freida, of Hendersonville; two sisters, Anne Souther of Hendersonville and Ruby Stanton of Mars Hill.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville. The family will receive friends beginning an hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731; Samaritan's Purse, PO BOX 3000, Boone, NC 28607; The Honduran Christian Community, PO BOX 606, Fletcher, NC 28732 or to the charity of your choice.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.