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Charles "Gene" or "Bo" Holden

March 1, 1931 January 28, 2020
Charles "Gene" or "Bo" Holden
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Charles Eugene (“Gene” or “Bo”) Holden, age 88, of Kershaw, S.C., died Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at his daughter’s home. Born in Kershaw, he was a son of the late John Pete Holden and Lillie Barfield Holden. Mr. Holden retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Flint Ridge Baptist Church. He loved restoring antique cars and tractors. He served our country during the Korean conflict in the United States Army from October 1951 – March 1953 as a truck driver and team chief and was awarded 3 bronze medals.

Mr. Holden was preceded in death by his loving wife, Myrtis Morgan Holden; 3 infant children, Danny, Deborah and Charles, Jr.; a granddaughter, Maranda Blackmon of Heath Springs; a sister, Mary Robinson of Rock Hill and 3 brothers, John Holden of Chester, Kern “K.C.” Holden of Florida and James “Buck” Holden of Kershaw.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Holden Blackmon and her husband Randy of Heath Springs; a granddaughter, Deborah Blackmon Hudson and her husband Kevin of Heath Springs and 2 great granddaughters, Kaitlyn Hudson and Madilyn Hudson both of Heath Springs.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Rev. Kelvin Hinson will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, Thursday, January 30, 2020, one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home of Donna and Randy Blackmon.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Holden may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Circle, # 100, Columbia, S.C. 29210, Flint Ridge Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 1850 Flint Ridge Road, Heath Springs, S.C. 29058 or Homecare and Hospice of Lancaster, 901 W. Meeting Street, # 201, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.


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