Joe Edward "Joey" Holder, age 51, of Sheffield, died Saturday, April 30, 2010. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Spry-Williams Funeral Home, Florence. The service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Faith Church of Florence, with Parke Crisler, Gary Devaney, Will McFarlane, Steve Fatow, Neil Silverberg and Brother Henry Melton officiating, with Lenny LeBlanc and Will McFarlane providing music. He will lie in state at the church from noon-1 p.m. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Park.
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Pallbearers are Mike Pyle, Mark Pyle, Tommy Bohannon, Coy Fulmer, Mike Miller and Rick Corum. Honorary pallbearer is Bruce Thorn.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe G. and Ruby Holder, Galen and Tennie Frye.
Joey was a gifted songwriter and musician. He was the praise and worship leader for Calvary Fellowship Church. His worship songs have been sung all over the world in all different languages. Many have worshipped to "Blessed Jesus" and "Unto the King." He owned and operated Sound Shoppe Recording Studio.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Holder; parents, Joe Edward Holder and Liz Holder; sons, Justin Holder (Heather Rae) and Joshua Holder (Rachel); sister, Tammy Flippo; brother, Barry Holder; niece, Hannah Holder; nephew, Reece Flippo; granddaughter, Lily Katherine Holder; in-laws, Gene and Gloria Tackett and Hilda Keeton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Fellowship Worship Team, 424 E. Tombigbee St., Florence, AL 35630. A special thanks to El Reposo Nursing Home, Alacare Hospice and Dr. William McClanahan for their kindness and to Calvary Fellowship Church family. Please sign the guest register at sprywilliams.com. Spry-Williams Funeral Home directing.
Spry-Williams Funeral Home
1950 Helton Drive Florence, AL 35630
Published in Florence Times Daily on May 2, 2010