Johnny Carlisle Holden was born on July 3, 1959; to Arthur Carlisle Holden and the late Betty Marlene Renew Holden. He was a dedicated member of Living Waters Fellowship in Blackville, SC. Johnny loved his Lord and he loved to share his love of Christ to others. He enjoyed sharing time with his church family, and looked forward to weekly Bible studies.
Johnny loved his family and enjoyed taking them to the lake for fishing and boating. He enjoyed sharing special time with his granddaughter Sailor “Buddy”.
Johnny loved being outdoors golfing with his friends and family or riding his motorcycle. He was an avid Clemson football fan (Go Tigers).
Johnny was a dedicated employee of SRNS, Aiken S.C. for many, many years. He loved people and never met a stranger. He made numerous close friends over the years. He touched so many hearts with his testimony. It has been said that he could and would talk to anyone, which always started out with the famous “HEY CUZ”.
In the last two years, he fought a long hard battle with cancer all the while never complaining and always having a positive attitude. He went to work every day up until two weeks ago.
Survivors include his wife Renee Hair Holden of the home; his daughter Brittany S. Holden (Jamie Towne) all of Barnwell; a son Brian (Christy) Smith of Lexington; his granddaughters “Buddy” Sailor L. Holden, Kendall and Ella Smith; a sister Deborah Holden Baker of Summerton, SC; a niece Deborah Nichole Pierce.
Johnny had many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was a special uncle to all of them.
A graveside funeral service for Johnny Carlisle Holden, 61, of Barnwell, SC will be held eleven o’clock Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Holden Family Cemetery on Garden Rd., Barnwell, SC with the Reverend Larry Hutto, Dr. Robert Keels, Dr. Joshua Keels and Thomas Varnadoe officiating; Masonic rites will be accorded. Johnny asked that everyone wear comfortable clothes and dress casually. Memorial contributions may be sent to Living Waters Fellowship, P.O. Box 1178, Barnwell, SC 29812. The family will receive friends from six to eight p.m., Thursday, June 24th at Folk Funeral Home, Williston and other times at the Holden Family Home. Johnny passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021.
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