Gene Holder Sr.

Thursday, September 5, 2002

SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Eugene Ivan "Gene" Holder Sr., 73, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo.

He was born March 30, 1929, in St. Louis, son of James Tipton and Elsie May Taylor Holder II. He and Catherine Ann Harris were married Dec. 12, 1991, at Benton, Mo.

Holder had been a riverboat engineer, and member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gene Holder Jr. and Rick Holder of St. Louis; a daughter, Sharon Holder of Farmington, Mo.; three stepsons, Darrell and Larry Hanshew of Scott City, Dennis Hanshew of Tamms, Ill.; a sister, Jaqueline Owens of Chesterfield, Ill.; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Robert Smithey officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery.