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Danny Holder

Danny Holder

Danny Holder

Danny Holder, 70 of Gould, Okla., rode off into his final sunset on March 4, 2021 at Harmon Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

Funeral services took place at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7 at the Dodson Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Al Mixon, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery. Arrangements were by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

Mark Robinson, Reece Heflin, Rustin Heflin, Zach Hightower, Ryan Gallagher, B.J. Brown and Jason Rollins served as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Heflin, Jeff Sanders, Keven Defoor, Rick Holder, Kendall Williams, Daren Jones, Phil Estes and Derek Woods.

Danny was born December 22, 1950 in Wellington to James W. “Bill” and Ellen Adkins Holder. It was well known he was Ellen’s baby until the day she died. When it comes to big brothers, he was the best. Eight years old when Nancy was born, he made it his life mission to always be her lifelong bodyguard. There is no doubt he has found a cloud where he can keep an eye on her.

In 1975, it seemed Danny was Midway Mobile’s number one customer, which is where Robbie was working at the time. After only a few months of dating, Danny decided Robbie needed to marry him. She was pretty fond of the idea as well. He married the love of his life, Robbie Kay Sims, on September 12 in the Arnett Community of Harmon County at the Antioch Baptist Church. He was husband and best friend of 45 years to Robbie Kay also known to him as “Rob.”

To this union was born one daughter, Danna Holder Robinson, on December 26, 1980. Danny had it in his mind this baby had to be a girl, and from the moment she was born, she was HIS baby girl.

Danny graduated from Arnett High School in 1969 and attended Cameron University in Lawton. He joined the Army National Guard while attending college. In the National Guard field artillery surveyor with the 171 FA BN 45th FA BDE, Danny held the rank of staff sergeant where he served nine years.

He had been a farmer and was most recently the manager of Hollis Livestock Commission for 20 years until his retirement in 2019.

Danny had a love for popcorn, pistachios, ICE cold milk, Robbie’s cooking and playing dominos. He had his retirement all planned out. His plans included taking Morgan to lunch every day, not missing one single basketball game of Morgan and Charlie’s, watching every pig show of Charlie Kay’s and playing dominos. Unfortunately, with his declining health, this did not get to play out exactly like he planned; however, he always made the best of it and we became creative on how he could be a part of these moments.

Danny was a member of the Dodson Church of the Nazarene.

He was preceded in death by his mother Ellen Holder in August 2020 and his father Bill Holder in May 2005.

Survivors include his wife Robbie; his daughter Danna Robinson and her husband Mark; two granddaughters, Morgan (15) and Charlie Robinson (11), all of Gould; a sister Nancy Heflin and her husband Rodney and niece Reagan Hightower and her husband Zach, all of Dodson; four nephews, Reece Heflin of Dodson, Rustin Heflin and his wife Lyndsey of Tulsa, Okla., Will Sims of Amarillo and Tanner Sims and his wife Melinda of Seattle, Wash.; and his aunt Jean Freeman and her husband John of Oklahoma City. Great nieces and nephews include Jax Heflin, Campbell Heflin, Frankie Heflin, Emma Hightower and Maddi Hightower.

The family suggests that memorials be to the Hollis School Foundation. Danny may not have been a graduate of Hollis, but he loved and supported anything his girls or his sale barn boys were participating in at Hollis.

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