Kennith Waine Holder, 79, of Linden passed away Tuesday June 18, 2019 at Perry Community Hospital.
Funeral service was held at 12 noon on June 21 in the Young Funeral Home chapel in Perry County. Burial followed in the Dr. O.A. Kirk Memorial Cemetery.
He was born in Warren County to the late Robert Patrick Holder and Leota Newby Holder. He started working at Central State in Nashville and later moved to the Maximum Security Office of Central State. He and his wife Joan were the first to take the test for Nursing Home Administrators. In 1967, he and his wife were the first leaser’s and Co-Administrator’s of Perry County Nursing Home, serving from 1967 to 1974, before leaving to run Lewis County Manor in Hohenwald. He loved fishing, boating and going to the beach.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Donald Waine Holder; a granddaughter, Brandy Mathis; and a brother, Clyde Holder.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Ledbetter Holder; daughter, Sandra Mathis; grandson, Zach Mathis, brother, Oris Holder of Christiana; and a host of other loving family members and many friends.