Alan Shane Holden, 41, died peacefully Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Born Oct. 20, 1972, in Wilmington, to parents J. Alan Holden and Dianne W. Holden Simon.
In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by his children, Curren, Morrea and Kealani Holden, and their mother, Dore Lelepali Holden. Shane was the grandson of the late John F. and Johnsie Holden and J. Harry White. He is survived by his maternal grandmother, Mary S. White. Other family members who will cherish his memory include his aunt, Harriet W. Hemphill and husband, Teak; Uncle Bobby White and wife, Cheryl; Uncle Lyn Holden and wife, Judy. Special first cousins include Keane Bellamy, Jason White, Sherry Holden Durham, Leslie Holden Williams, Robin Holden Carson, and Josh Holden. Shane loved and was much loved by his large extended family.
Shane was a lifelong resident of Holden Beach who enjoyed water sports, especially surfing and fishing. He attended Shallotte Middle School, McCaullie Preparatory School in Tennessee and Patterson School in Lenoir. He was a graduate of Mount Olive College with a degree in criminal justice. Shane worked as an active broker in the family business Alan Holden Vacations, ReMax At The Beach, and Alan Holden Realty. His professional designations included GRI (Graduate of Realtor's Institute) and e-Pro.
As a child, Shane was baptized at Concord Methodist Church in Supply, and continued to follow his personal relationship with the Lord throughout his life. All who knew him willingly agree that nothing was more important than his children, family and friends.
Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Holden Beach Chapel, located at 110 Rothschild St. (beside Town Hall) in Holden Beach, followed by a memorial service at the same location beginning at 1 p.m.
A "Paddle Out Memorial Service" for Shane will be held at the Holden Beach fishing pier at 5 p.m. following the 1 p.m. chapel service.
Memorials may be made in Shane's memory to the Holden Beach Chapel Building Fund.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.