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William "Roger" HOLDFORD


1942 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
William "Roger" HOLDFORD Obituary
HOLDFORD, William "Roger" William "Roger" Holdford, beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away on Tuesday November 21, 2017. Roger is survived by his daughter Ginger Gradeff and his sons Tim Holdford, Bryan DeYoung and Chris DeYoung and their spouses Paul Gradeff, Kim Holdford, Theary Im and Jennifer DeYoung. He is also survived by his loving girlfriend Carol Bentley. Roger was born in 1942 to Sybil and Paul Holdford of Hendersonville, NC. and is the beloved grandfather of nine children: Sydney, Carly, Fincher, Sawyer, Parker, Cutler, Sophie, Elizabeth and Everett. He attended grade school and high school in Hendersonville NC and studied at the Gardner Webb School of Business. He had a successful career as a Purchasing Agent with multiple international companies before retiring with General Electric. Roger found his passion in sports, having played football, golf, and baseball for which he was recruited to the Pittsburgh Pirate's Minor League. Roger's legacy of strength, compassion for others, his zeal for adventure, and a positive outlook on life will be carried on by his family. The mark that he left on all those he knew will be felt for years to come. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service starting at 2:00 P.M. at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (770-277-4550). In honor of Roger, the family would ask that gifts in memory of him be donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 151200, San Rafael, CA. 94915 (800.295.4050, www.guidedogs.com). Online condolences can be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2017
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