Larry Holder Obituary, Death – Larry was a man who was interested in and passionate about a wide variety of things. Miles Leonard and Laura Holder are his parents. He was their first child. He was the eldest of the three children in the family. Reggie, Larry, and Lisa are Larry’s three children from a previous marriage, and all of them currently reside in the state of Georgia.
After working at UL with the farm animals, Larry went on to work as an iron worker, constructing high-rise structures in Florida and other states and countries. In later years, he attended a school in Maine that specialized in the construction of wooden boats, and upon completion of his studies, he was awarded a halo to wear atop his head. A few days before he was scheduled to graduate from high school, he broke his neck after tumbling down a rocky beach. Canoeing was one of his favorite activities, and he frequently participated in it both with his friends and on his own, paddling down the Swanee River and other waterways.
His goal was to make the Pacific Northwest his home, and he moved there in 2003 to make that ambition come true. During those years, he was employed at CTC welding as a welder. He developed an interest in bonsai plants in addition to his many other interests, and he cherished the opportunity to spend time in nature. Fishing and being on the water were two of his favorite things to do and the source of many of his fondest memories. Together with his cousin Ralph, he has a lot of anecdotes to tell about his fishing adventures. It was one of his favorite things to do, especially at his home, where the hummingbirds would fly right up to him.
His mother and father, his sister Linda and brother Art, his son Reggie, and one of his grandchildren all before him in death; however, he is survived by his children Larry and Lisa as well as his longtime companion, Mona Gerig, and her family, all of whom were deeply devoted to him.
A brief memorial service and the scattering of ash will take place at the summit of Mary’s Peak on Sunday at 12:30 p.m., and a potluck will be held at the Philomath City Park immediately after. The ceremony will be presided over by Matt Gordon, who is affiliated with Corvallis First Christian.