Robert Lee Holdren, 60, of Bedford, died Friday, May 10, 2013. He was born in Bedford on August 9, 1952 a son of the late Glen Henry Holdren and Ethel Craig Holdren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Billy Holdren. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Hurt Holdren, his sisters, Victoria Wilder and husband, Danny; Doris Piaelet and husband, Gus; Elizabeth Davis and husband, Eddie; Charlotte Bryant; two brothers, Douglas Holdren and wife, Judy; Eddie Holdren and wife, Nina; numerous nieces and nephews; step-daughters, Teresa Hurt, Ebony Hurt and Melissa Gilmore and husband, Cory; six step-grandchildren; three sister-in-laws, Margie Moon, Michelle Spinner and husband, Bobby; Rita Watts and husband, Wilbert. Per Roberts request there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Bedford Life Saving Crew. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.